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Counterfeit money at local Garage Sale

WARRENSBURG A 69-year-old Gloversville man was arrested Oct. 3 after he used counterfeit bills to pay for merchandise at the Worlds Largest Garage Sale, police said. Warren County Sheriff's deputies arrested James H. Vandewalker, Sr.for possessing $900 in counterfeit twenty-dollar bills at the sale, police said. Vandewalker was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree Possession of a Forged Instrument. Vandewalker told police he was paid $1,000 in counterfeit money by an unknown person for some merchandise. Vandewalker then brought the counterfeit money to the Sale, where he spent $100 before being located. Police were able to locate four of the counterfeit bills at various venders. Vandewalker confessed to possessing the counterfeit bills and was then arrested. Vandewalker was arraigned Oct. 4 and was released on his own recognizance. He is due in Warrensburg Town Court at a later date. Sheriffs Dept. Patrol Officer Gregory Seeley and Investigator Christopher Hatin handled the incident.

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