AUBURN, Mass. – Three New York residents suspected of shopping with counterfeit traveler’s checks were apprehended by Auburn police officers on Tuesday night, said Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Lourie.
The Auburn Police Department was notified at 7:33 p.m. that individuals at T.J. Maxx on Southbridge Street were allegedly using counterfeit/ fraudulent traveler’s checks. A Marmaxx Group employee who has been surveying the suspects notified the Auburn Police.
A vehicle holding the trio was then stopped by officers Stephanie Segur and James Ljunggren as it was getting on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Auburn Police was assisted by the United States Secret Service at the scene, as it was an ongoing criminal enterprise in multiple states.
The police recovered several fraudulent checks, in addition to several thousand dollars of property from T.J. Maxx.
The three people who were arrested include:
- Jerry J. Pulley, 34, of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was charged with receiving stolen property of over $250 and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle;
- Jameka A. Antney, 25, of Jamaica, N.Y. She was charged with uttering the counterfeit note, larceny of over $250 and receiving stolen property of over $250;
- Aldean F. Stewart, 30, Brentwood, N.Y. He was charged with receiving stolen property of over $250.
The three individuals were held overnight at the Auburn Police Department, and they were arraigned this morning in Worcester District Court.