May 14, 2009
Police: Stripper spotted suspect’s fakes
Police in New York said a man accused of using counterfeit money was reported by a stripper who suspected the customer's $10 bills were frauds.
Authorities said Michael Harris, 40, was arrested in the early hours May 5 after a stripper at the Gotham City peep-show parlor determined that his $10 bills were counterfeit and told a manager, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.Harris threw 21 of the fake bills on the floor of the establishment and attempted to flee, but he was caught by the manager and held until officers arrived, police said.
Investigators found a few more of the bogus bills stashed in Harris' boot. They said he walked into the business with 28 of the fake notes, which appeared to have been made on an Ink Jet printer.
Harris, who has three previous arrests, was charged with 28 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. He was released after posting $2,500 bail.
Authorities said they are investigating the suspect's claim that he received the counterfeit bills from a friend.