Police on Monday arrested a 16-year-old Bronx, N.Y. male by warrant and charged him with first-degree forgery.
He’s accused of trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a retail shop on Elm Street in January, according to a police report.
At about 1:57 p.m. on Jan. 5., he handed the bill to a store clerk who used a pen to determine that it was fake, according to the report. The clerk said the bill also looked fake, the report said.
Denied his purchase, the juvenile took the bill and left the store, police said.
Through a joint investigation of the New Canaan Police Investigative Unit, Westchester County Police and Ridgefield detectives, the offender was identified, the report said.
He turned himself in to police on March 12 and was issued a Juvenile summons for the charge.