A man in Weymouth, Massachusetts is facing charges after he was caught using counterfeit money at a McDonald’s on Main Street. The manager called the police after realizing that the money the man used was counterfeit. After the officers arrived on the scene, they confirmed that the money was fake.
Police stated that the incident occurred on New Year’s Day. According to the Patriot Ledger, the man, whose name is Stanley B. Wood III, allegedly tried to use a fake $20 bill at the McDonald’s Restaurant. Stanley B. Wood III is 35 years-old.
When police arrested Stanley, they found that he had more counterfeit money. They also found the real cash that he got from the counterfeit money he used. Additionally, the officers found out that Stanley had tried to use counterfeit money at many other places in Weymouth.
Stanley’s girlfriend, 32 year-old Katie L. Brewster, was with him when he was arrested. She initially denied that she was involved. However, the police officers found that she also had counterfeit money. She turned over the fake bills that she had to the police.
The police stated that the couple was staying at a Super 8 Motel on Washington Street, which was where they were arrested. Officers searched the hotel room and found out that counterfeit money was not the only thing the couple had in their room. They found partially forged bills and counterfeit prescriptions. They also found cutting instruments.
The officers also searched the couple’s computer. They found a counterfeit prescription for a medication that was ready to be printed. Additionally, the police officers found the equipment that the couple used to make the counterfeit money in the hotel room.
Stanley has multiple charges. He has been charged with possession of counterfeit equipment, forgery of a document, possession of a counterfeit note as well as six counts of uttering a counterfeit note. Katie also has charges. She has been charged with receiving stolen property and forgery of a document.
The couple was sent to jail, but they have been released on bail. They are set to appear in Quincy Court on Monday.