A Hudson Valley man was arrested following a month-long investigation into fake money found at a popular pizzeria.

On Wednesday, the Saugerties Police Department announced an arrest into alleged fake money that was used in Ulster County in August.

Counterfeit Money Used At Saugerties, New York Pizzeria


On August 20, 2022, the Saugerties Police Department started an investigation after officers received a complaint from the management of the Slices Restaurant located at 71 Partition Street in the Village of Saugerties, reporting a larceny. Owners told police that a customer purchased items with counterfeit money.

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Police detectives investigated and allege that 27-year-old Michael Harrington of the Village of Saugerties purchased pizza and drinks at Slices on August 20 around 2 p.m. using a counterfeit $100 dollar bill. Police did not say how the investigation led to them accusing Harrington of using fake money in Ulster County, New York.

Ulster County, New York Man Accused of Using Fake $100 To Buy Pizza


Harrington was found by police on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and taken into custody without incident. He was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree.

Harrington was processed at Saugerties Police Headquarters and then released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Village of Saugerties on Oct. 24.

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