WENY News - Man caught with counterfeit money in Bath

Man caught with counterfeit money in Bath

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BATH, N.Y. (WENY) - Police say a Bath man was arrested after an investigation into the passing of counterfeit currency at the Kwik Fil gas station on State Route 415.

Charles D. Robenolt, age 25, of no permanent address, was arrested after a brief foot-pursuit in the Village of Bath on October 31st, and charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. Investigators allege that, on April 5th, Robenolt used a counterfeit $100 bill commonly referred to as “motion picture money” to purchase what he believed to be a quantity of crack cocaine from a female who later passed the same counterfeit bill at the Kwik Fil gas station. The female suspect, identified as 26-year-old Ashly Hamilton of Elmira, New York, was previously arrested on August 6th, 2018, for her involvement in the crime and was extradited from the State of New Jersey to face prosecution.

Robenolt was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail and criminal action against him is ongoing.

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