LINDEN – Police arrested a 22-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man for allegedly attempting to use counterfeit travelers checks to purchase a video game console at Target on West Edgar Road on Friday.
Clarence Tyquan Sutton was charged with theft by deception and forgery, and was taken to Union County Jail in lieu of $7,500 bail pending a court date.
Police responded to the department store at 4:37 p.m. on Aug. 24. Loss prevention personnel told officers that Sutton allegedly tried to purchase a Sony Playstation 3 video game console using three $100 American Express travelers checks, two of which had the same serial number. Police arrested Sutton and discovered six additional travelers checks which were deemed to be counterfeit, authorities said.
The U.S. Secret Service is assisting with the investigation.
The charges against Sutton are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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