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Fairfield Man Charged After Passing Counterfeit Bills, Police Say

Justin Tyrrell
Justin Tyrrell Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was charged with seven counts of forgery Monday, after he tried to pass counterfeit bills at a town gas station earlier this year, police said.

Police said Justin Tyrrell, 33, of Jarvis Court, turned himself in on a warrant Monday morning.

On April 20, a clerk at the Citgo station on the Post Road called police to report a man had tried to pass her a counterfeit $20 bill. She used a counterfeit marking pen to test the bill and also recognized the man as having passed two counterfeit $20s earlier that week, police said.

Officers called to the scene searched Tyrrell’s vehicle, finding four more suspected counterfeit bills, all bearing the same serial number, police said.

The bills were sent to a lab and tested positive as counterfeit, so police issued a warrant, police said.

Tyrrell was charged with seven counts of first-degree forgery and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny, police said. Bond was set at $35,000 and he was arraigned Monday, police said.

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