According to officials, an Albany man allegedly handed 17 counterfeit $20 bills to multiple vendors at the New York State Fair on Aug. 23. The man was taken into police custody and is facing multiple criminal charges including misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
According to the state Division of Corrections and Community Supervision, the defendant is on parole for two prior convictions for felony drug charges. The defendant is also facing charges for violating his parole. He is reportedly being held without bail at the Onondaga County Justice Center following his arraignment. He has a hearing scheduled for Sept. 3.