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Cops: Fairport men made, used fake cash
Fairport, N.Y. -- Three Fairport men are accused of using counterfeit cash over the past week, and one is accused of making the money in his own home.
According to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office, Andrew Tomasso, 20, and Jonathan Alger, 23, both of Warwick Drive in Fairport, entered the Perinton McDonalds last Friday, ordered food and paid with a counterfeit $10 bill.
The cashier immediately recognized the bill was fake and called 911. At that time, deputies say both men fled back to their house on Warwick Drive, where they were arrested.
Sheriffs investigators and Secret Service agents then searched the home and confiscated multiple laptops, a printer and two counterfeit bills they said belong to Eric Sykes, 22, also of Warwick Drive in Fairport.
Deputies said Sykes confessed to using and creating multiple fake $10 and $20 bills and was arrested for two counts of first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of criminal possession of forgery devices. Hes now in the Monroe County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.
Both Tomasso and Alger confessed to passing the counterfeit bills and were each charged one count of first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. They will appear in court at a later time.