Counterfeit bills land charges for three

A Secret Service investigation put three East Coast residents behind bars recently for allegedly passing counterfeit bills at two Milan Road stores.
Sandusky Register Staff
Nov 8, 2013

Barbara Hendricks, 20, of Wilmington, Delaware; Jaonta Scarlett, 25, of Monticello, New York, and Harlin Mack, 25, of Hempstead, New York, were each indicted on the counterfeiting charges, according to a Justice Department press release.

The trio allegedly traveled to various chain stores in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, including the Meijer and Toys R Us stores in Perkins Township. They would buy items with counterfeit $100 bills, then return their purchases at other stores for a cash refund, the release said.

The group allegedly passed more than $10,000 in counterfeit bills in 2013.

On Monday, two counterfeit $100 bills appeared at two gas stations in Sandusky and Perkins Township, according to police reports.

Local police continue to investigate those complaints, but it remains unclear if the incidents are related.