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Wayne Post
  • Newark counterfeiters nabbed; more arrests pending

  • A mother and son are accused of making their own money and then using the counterfeit bills to makes purchases in Wayne and Ontario counties.

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  • A mother and son are accused of making their own money and then using the counterfeit bills to makes purchases in Wayne and Ontario counties.
    Rodney L. Goodrich Jr., 27, and his mother, Tammy M. Kennedy, 48, both of 3274 Ressue Road, Arcadia, were charged Monday by Newark police with first-degree forgery, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, fourth-degree conspiracy, second-degree scheme to defraud and petit larceny.
    The two were arrested following an investigation into the distribution of counterfeit $20 bills that have been handed out at local businesses in the southern parts of Wayne County and in Ontario County, police said. Officer Aaron Dean tracked down Goodrich and Kennedy, and it was discovered the duo were allegedly printing their own money, police said.
    Goodrich, police allege, created nearly $500 in counterfeit bills using a photocopier. He then allegedly used them with his mother at fast food restaurants, convenience stores and garage sales to purchase various items.
    Goodrich and Kennedy were arraigned in Newark Village Court before Judge Michael Miller and sent to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bail bond for Goodrich and $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond for Kennedy.
    Goodrich has cooperated with police, Chief David Christler said, as well as with the United States Secret Service, and additional arrests are pending in the case.
     
     
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