Man arrested in Rockport for using counterfeit bills

Oct 05, 2019
Courtesy of: Camden/Rockport Police Department A man was arrested in Rockport the night of Oct. 4 on forgery charges for paying for gas with counterfeit bills.

ROCKPORT — Gary Simmons, 47, of 337 Commercial St., was arrested by Rockport police the evening of Oct. 4 and charged with aggravated forgery, Class B, for using counterfeit $100 bills.

A complaint reported by Circle K store Sept. 19 reported that Simmons passed a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for gas, according to Police Chief Randy Gagne.

On Oct. 2, Simmons attempted to pass a second $100 bill. Sgt. James Moore obtained an arrest and search warrant, which was executed Oct. 4 by Rockport and Camden police.

Simmons was taken into custody without incident at his residence. Two additional counterfeit $100 bills were located as well.

"The investigation revealed that the suspect did not reproduce the bills," Gagne said. "The money used was a replica type 'Funny Money.'"

Gagne reminds merchants to pay close attention to all bills they receive.

Moore was assisted by Gagne and by Camden Officers Wesley Butler and Jonathon Morgan.

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