Two charged with using counterfeit cash at area stores

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
Daly Daly -
Anderson Anderson -

PITTSTON TWP. — A traffic stop earlier this week resulted in the arrests of two people accused of using counterfeit cash to purchase items at area stores, according to court records.

Pittston Township police on Monday responded to Walmart on Route 315 after several people purchased items with bogus $20 bills and drove away in a Mercury sedan.

Police stopped the vehicle on Route 315 for driving without headlights and failing to obey a stop sign, court records say.

An officer spotted numerous Walmart shopping bags inside the vehicle driven by a 16-year-old female and occupied by Alrick D. Anderson, 24, of Trenton, N.J., and Hannah Irene Daly, 24, of Levittown, which is near Philadelphia.

Police also discovered items purchased at Target and PETCO in Wilkes-Barre Township.

According to the criminal complaints:

Anderson entered the store with two unknown individuals and selected items. He proceeded to purchase $900 worth of merchandise using counterfeit $20 bills.

About 20 minutes after Anderson left, Daly entered the store. Her attempt to purchase $700 worth of merchandise was denied at a checkout register.

After leaving Target, Daly entered PETCO and purchased a cat litter box with $220 in counterfeit $20 bills.

Authorities allege Anderson and Daly traveled to Walmart in Pittston Township where they purchased merchandise totaling $1,180 with bogus bills, the complaints say.

Daly and Anderson were arraigned Thursday in Luzerne County Central Court on forgery and theft related offenses filed by Wilkes-Barre Township police.

For the Walmart alleged theft in Pittston Township, they were arraigned Tuesday in Central Court on theft and forgery related offenses. Daly was also charged with false identification, alleging she told an officer her name was Blessing Daly during the traffic stop, court records say.

Daly remained jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $70,000 total bail, and Anderson remained jailed for lack of $40,000 total bail.



By Ed Lewis

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