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Counterfeiter Rips Off Port Chester Businesses

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- At least two Port Chester stores were defrauded Monday when a man came through and made purchases with counterfeit $100 bills.

"The counterfeit pen did not work," said Bob Kiley, manager at A.I. Friedman off Boston Post Road. "It must have been pretty good paper."

Kiley said he didn't know the store had accepted a counterfeit bill until a police officer came in after another storeowner reported a suspicious bill. "I looked at it and it looked fake," said Christian Bravo, a cashier at Carvel Ice Cream next door to A.I. Friedman. "But I used the pen, and it passed."

Bravo decided to alert his manager after the man left, pocketing more than $90 in cash and a scoop of ice cream. Port Chester Police were contacted and came to review Carvel's surveillance tape and retrieve the counterfeit bills. "I think we're going to look into the UV lights for checking bills," said Kiley.

Police were not able to release information about the suspect or the total number of stores defrauded Monday afternoon.

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