A Jamestown man has been taken into custody after he was found to be passing counterfeit money.
Michael B. Gordon, 22, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree forgery at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Investigators from the Jamestown Police Department received a complaint from a local pizza establishment who had made a delivery to Gordon's residence for $60 worth of pizza. Gordon reportedly paid for the pizza with three counterfeit $20 bills. The pizza company contacted the Jamestown Police Department who then determined that Gordon did use counterfeit bills to pay for the pizza.
Michael B. Gordon
Investigators conducted a search of Gordon's home after a search warrant was issued and were able to locate more counterfeit money along with computer equipment used to print the counterfeit money. Gordon was charged earlier this month with first-degree forgery and was arraigned and committed to the Chautauqua County Jail. Additional Charges against Gordon from the Jamestown Police Department are pending. The US Secret Service is also assisting with this investigation. Anyone who thinks that they may have received a counterfeit bill is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.
First-degree forgery is a class C felony in New York state, punishable by up to 15 years in the correctional system depending on the nature of the offense and a subject's criminal past.