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Two arrested for buying lottery tickets with fake money

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New York State Police have charged two men who are on parole in connection with the passage of phony $20 bills for lottery tickets.

Sean Boyle, 21, of Walden, was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree, a felony, and Christopher Zaorski, 36, of Goshen, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

The arrests were the result of a two-month investigation by State Police at Middletown and State Police Newburgh BCI.

Middletown State Police investigated two incidents in the Village of Unionville where a subject used counterfeit $20 bills to purchase state lottery scratch off tickets. One incident, on March 9, took place at End of the Line Deli and the other, minutes later, at Horler's Deli.

In both incidents, the man entered the store, requested the tickets and fled after giving the clerk the fake bill. Earlier on the same day, Newburgh State Police investigated a similar incident at The General Store in the Town of Hamptonburgh.

In each instance, the man got into a red, four-door vehicle driven by another suspect.

On June 3, State Police executed search warrants for both men's homes and both were taken into custody.

Boyle was remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail and Zaorski was issued an appearance ticket.

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Posted: June 4, 2008, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

The feds need to step in and give them some real prison time for passing fake money.

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    Posted: June 4, 2008, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

    The feds need to step in and give them some real prison time for passing fake money.

    I agree. I thought messing around with counterfeit money was a federal crime anyways.

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      Posted: June 4, 2008, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

      The feds need to step in and give them some real prison time for passing fake money.

      They are on parole so they probably developed this scam while in prison. It looks like they went into a busy store, bought $1 scratch-off or a QP, handed the clerk a bogus $20, pocketed the $19 change, and repeated the process in other stores.

      Jurisdiction probably depends on which charges carry the harshest punishments.

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        Posted: June 4, 2008, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

        i guess them running off afterwards really sent up flags! and they're cutting into my potential wins, popo, get 'em! No No

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          Posted: June 4, 2008, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

          Wooooow...How long did they think that was gonna go on for....Hit With Stick

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            Posted: June 5, 2008, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

            Wooooow...How long did they think that was gonna go on for....Hit With Stick

            If anything, the nuts should have purchased at least twenty tickets.  Ha Ha.  Might won more!  Good they were caught though, in all seriousness.  How stupid can you get?

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              Posted: June 5, 2008, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

              This story gave me a quick reminder of something years ago.

              I was stationed in Germany at the time.

              I heard that some of the guys were going out on the town and passing off confederate currency until the locals caught onto what they were receiving as payment. Thud

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                Posted: June 8, 2008, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                No No  That was a big no no... When will people learn.

                 

                It amazes me to see so many people who look for an easy way in life instead of getting educated/employed and go to work...

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                  Posted: June 9, 2008, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                  It creates a real problem when they print sheets of hundred dollar bills and flood the economy with all this worthless "money" with nothing to back it.. oh wait, that's what the Government has been doing lately.. can we put *them* in prison, too?

                  If I were President, I'd give everyone a stimulus of $6 million instead of $600. That would stimulate the economy, right? The price of a quart of milk would go to about $20K but that's your problem.