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New York City man charged with trying to use fake bills at Hamden store

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James Oliver of New York City was arrested last week for trying to use counterfeit money at a department store in Hamden. (Hamden police) James Oliver of New York City was arrested last week for trying to use counterfeit money at a department store in Hamden. (Hamden police)
HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) -

A man from New York City was arrested last week for trying to use counterfeit money at a department store in Hamden.

Police said 38-year-old James Oliver was at the Kohl's store on Dixwell Avenue on Aug. 29.

Loss prevention officers described him as a man wearing an orange-colored jumpsuit who was trying to use what looked like fake money at a checkout counter.

When police arrived, they said they found Oliver inside the store.

They said he had 10 counterfeit $100 bills. He also with several boxed items such as tool boxes, lock boxes and faucets.

Oliver was charged with first-degree forgery and second-degree forgery.

He was held on a $100,000 bond and scheduled to face a judge on Sept. 12 in Meriden.

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