A Sewickley man has been charged with purchasing a laptop with counterfeit money in Moon Township, then attempting to return the device to a local store for cash.
Craig Anthony Moore, 28, was arrested Feb. 19 at the Super Kmart on Market Place Boulevard, after store employees contacted police and said a man who purchased a laptop with counterfeit money was attempting to return it in exchange for money.
Moore is believed to have bought the Acer laptop, valued at $350, on an earlier date at the Kmart location off Beaver Grade Road, according to police.
Moon Township Police have charged Moore with theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery and driving with a suspended license.
The U.S. Secret Service, which oversees matters regarding currency, also is investigating to determine if the man is manufacturing counterfeit money, according to a criminal complaint.
A preliminary hearing on the charges is scheduled for Feb. 26.