Two New York men have been accused of manufacturing counterfeit money at the Red Roof Inn in Troy.
Troy Police went to the Red Roof Inn for an unrelated call, and as they tried to make contact with two men, they recognized items used to make counterfeit money.
The two men, Linvol Cummings, 32, and Rashaun Fogle, 27, both of whom are from Brooklyn, New York, were brought in for questioning and were later charged with forgery and money laundering.
Cummings and Fogle were producing counterfeit money and using it to buy items at stores in the metro-east, Troy Police said in a news release. Later, police said the two would return the items for genuine U.S. money.
Both men were charged June 26, and were still in the Madison County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon. They’re being held on a $100,000 bail.
“It takes a professional and well trained officer to recognize people who are engaged in complex illegal activities,” said Troy Chief Brad Parsons. “This investigation is an example of the dedication Troy police officers have towards protecting the city of Troy and its citizens.
“These suspects traveled from Brooklyn, New York, to Troy thinking they could commit these crimes. They were not aware of the caliber of officers we have working here.”
The forgery and money laundering charges both carry a sentence of two to five years in prison.