Police: NY trio used fake bills at Victoria’s Secret
Updated 11:37 am, Thursday, July 6, 2017
FAIRFIELD — A New York man and woman allegedly paid with $800 in counterfeit bills at a Fairfield store Monday evening, while a third conspirator waited in the car.
Police received a call reporting a man and women used fraudulent $100 bills to make their purchases July 3 at Victoria’s Secret, 1499 Post Road. Officers stopped the pair as they left the store and examined the money they had paid with, which an officer determined was counterfeit, according to police.
Police arrested Kobe Brockman, 18, of Brook Avenue in Bronx, N.Y., and Sashane Sterling, 19, of Watson Avenue in Bronx, N.Y., and charged them each with first-degree forgery, sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny. Brockman had used four counterfeit bills to purchase $367.65 in Victoria’s Secret merchandise, while Sterling had used four bills to purchase $307.03 in merchandise, police said.
A second man was also waiting in the Sherman Green parking lot and allegedly admitted to driving Brockman and Sterling to the store to use counterfeit money. The man, Deandre Bryant, 23, of Milford Street in Brooklyn, N.Y., had several counterfeit $100 bills in his possession as well, according to police. Bryant was charged with first-degree forgery and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
Brockman, Sterling and Bryant are each set to appear in court July 17.
Exactly one week before Brockman and Sterling walked into Victoria’s Secret, another couple used fake $100 and $50 bills to buy items there. Police are unsure if the two events are related but said the woman on June 26 had blue — not brown — hair.