Plainfield Man Accused Of Passing Counterfeit Bills

(Photo courtesy of the Linden Police Department)

LINDEN – A 24-year-old Plainfield man was arrested Monday night for allegedly using counterfeit bills to pay for a video game system at Walmart, police said.

Shaun R. Mason was charged with uttering a forged document and attempted theft by deception. He was released on a summons pending a county court date.

Linden police officers were sent to the retailer’s West Edgar Road store on March 26 at 10:25 p.m. when Walmart personnel reported that Mason attempted to use four suspicious hundred dollar bills to pay for an Xbox 360 video game system, officials said. After the bills were determined to be bogus, Mason was placed under arrest.

The charges against Mason are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.


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