OCEAN CITY, Md.— Ocean City police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another accused of passing counterfeit money at several resort businesses.
Police said that in the early morning hours of June 17, officers were in the area of 17th Street and Philadelphia Avenue when an employee of a nearby business told them someone had tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill. Officers met with the employees and, upon reviewing surveillance images, identified the suspect as 28-year old Christopher Dale Miller Jr. of Berlin. Police also received reports from various businesses regarding counterfeit bills having been passed there. According to police, investigators recovered 31 counterfeit $20 bills that had been used at eight businesses.
Investigators linked Miller to additional counterfeit currency cases and arrested him June 20 on charges of multiple counts of issuing and manufacturing counterfeit currency and theft. He is being held in the Worcester County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
A warrant was issued July 16 for the arrest of the second suspect in the case, identified as 27-year-old Kevin Michael McCarthy of Ocean City.
Anyone with information about McCarthy's whereabouts is asked to call the Ocean City Police Department at (410) 723-6610.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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