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Four Arrested Attempting To Use Counterfeit Money At T.J. Maxx

Last updated on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Four people were arrested in connection with a counterfeit money bust at an Indianapolis T.J. Maxx department store.

28-year-old Chamika Bellamy, 25-year-old Whittney Hood, 18-year-old Infinity Bey-Davis and 31-year-old Ishika Cross were arrested Monday on charges of forgery and theft, receiving stolen property.

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, Bellamy, Hood and a juvenile were shopping at the T.J. Maxx located at 50 N. Illinois Street and purchased several purses and other items using approximately $1,000 in counterfeit cash. Police said the cashier was Bey-Davis.

The suspects were transported to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office for questioning. According to the report, Hood and Bellamy admitted to using counterfeit money to purchase the goods. Police said Bey-Davis admitted to knowing about the scheme and said she was going to be paid $200 for her involvement.

Later that night, authorities identified the alleged counterfeit money supplier, Cross, and arrested her at a gas station. Police said Cross had an envelope with her that contained 58 counterfeit bills.

The juvenile was released into the custody of her grandmother.

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