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Pelham Police: Woman Tries Using Fake $100 Bill

PELHAM, N.Y. - Pelham police responded to DeCicco's Food Market on Tuesday at 6:04 p.m. after a report from the store manager of a woman who tried to use a counterfeit $100 bill.

According to the manager, the woman was pregnant and approximately 5'3" with shoulder length straight black hair. She attempted to buy two containers of watermelon, which costs about $4.00, with the fake bill.

The cashier was suspicious about the bill and brought it to the manager to inspect it. He reported to the police that the watermark was fake as it was not a picture of Benjamin Franklin, but of Abraham Lincoln. Franklin's face appeared altered and looked off center, according to the manager.

The manager approached the suspect, who was wearing light grey sweatpants and a hooded sweatshirt, to ask her if she had any other money. She then took the $100 from him and left the store.

While she was leaving, the manager followed her, and noticed her get into the front passenger side door of a white 2005 BMW 540. He was unable to provide a description of the driver because the car had dark tinted windows.

Also on the blotter:

-A woman came into Pelham police headquarters on Wednesday at 7:21 p.m. to report fraud. She stated that a suspect "knowingly and willingly" acquired her Bank of America checking account number to pay an AT&T phone bill. The two bills totaled $268.79 and the victim was informed of the suspect's name from AT&T. She had been friends with the woman, but stopped talking to her a year and a half ago. The victim notified Bank of America and AT&T of the fraud. The case was sent to Pelham detectives to in investigate.

-Pelham police officers reported to Wolfs Lane Park, at the intersection of Wolfs Lane and Sparks Avenue, on Wednesday at 3:06 p.m. to break up a fight between two juveniles.

The reporting officer met with one of the boys, who was walking away from the scene, to discuss the fracas. The boy admitted that he was involved in the fight, which had escalated from name calling the previous week.

Then, the officer met with the other boy, who confirmed the story. The boys were transported to headquarters, in separate police cars, where they were picked up by guardians. Their parents were notified by police of the incident and all parties were to report back to police headquarters on Friday for a meeting. The principal of Pelham Middle School was also advised of the incident because the two boys are both students there.

-Pelham Police were called to Cliff Avenue on Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. because of larceny. When the police arrived, the victim told them that a roll of quarters and five dollars of mixed coins were taken from the middle console of her 2012 Volvo XC90. She just wanted to notify the police department and wished to go no further.

-A woman reported to Pelham police headquarters on Wednesday at 11:46 a.m. after her 2007 black Ford Explorer had been broken into. The victim parked her car in front of the Family Services Center building and went inside. She did not lock the car. When she returned, her wallet had been stolen from the front center console, which occurred at around 9:15 a.m. The victim stated that $225 in cash was taken and that her wallet cost $80. Also in her wallet were an American Express credit card, a Bank of America credit card, a Bank of America debit card, her insurance card, and her drivers license.

The police officer on duty told the woman to notify her credit card companies and issued her an MV-78B. No further police action was taken at that time.

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