Police have arrested one Harrington man and are looking for another
Troopers with the Delaware State Police have arrested a suspect in connection with counterfeit bills passed during the Delaware State Fair.
Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said a second person remains at large.
The case began at about 10 p.m. Friday, July 27 at about 10:00 p.m. when troopers at the fair were told about two people using fake money to buy beverages and food.
Troopers used a description of the two to track down 19-year-old Jerome Norton-Roberts of Harrington. A search turned up about 26 phony $100 bills.
The second suspect has been identified as Reggie Marshall, 17, also of Harrington, Jaffe said.
Norton-Roberts is charged with first-degree forgery of money, stamps, securities or other valuables issued by the government), theft by false pretense under $1500, and conspiracy.
A warrant for Marshall’s arrest on the same charges has been issued, Jaffe added.
Norton-Roberts was arraigned before a Justice of the Peace magistrate and then released on a $2,000 unsecured bond.
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information in as to the whereabouts of Reggie Marshall is asked to contact Troop 3, Det. Ryan, at 302-697-4454.
Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333, via the Internet at delawarecrimstoppersweb.com, or by sending a text to 274637 (CRIMES), starting the message with the keyword “DSP.”