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Man Charged with Passing Counterfeit Money at Moon Kmart

The U.S. Secret Service also is investigating to determine if the man is manufacturing the fake cash used to buy a laptop, according to police.

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. 

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