Police arrest two men involved in counterfeit money incidents around WMass

The two men were held without bail and are scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Photo courtesy: Amherst Police Dept. Left: Justin Lewis, Right: Abdoulaye Sanogo

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The Amherst Police Department arrested two men from New York Sunday who they say have been using counterfeit money in various towns around western Massachusetts.

Amherst Police Lieutenant Ronald A. Young told 22News police officers were called to the CVS Pharmacy on University Drive after reports came in alleging a man was trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

Lt. Young said ffficers were able to track down 21-year-old Justin Lewis from Brooklyn, NY and 19-year-old Abdoulaye Sanogo of Jamaica, NY who they say drove away from CVS, left the car and ran.

Both Lewis and Sanogo are being charged with uttering a counterfeit note. Lt. Young said an investigation has revealed that these men have been involved in other similar incidents in different towns throughout western Massachusetts.

Lewis and Sanogo are scheduled to be arraigned Monday at the Eastern Hampshire District Court.

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