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3 accused of using counterfeit $100 bills at Sandusky stores

SANDUSKY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Three people have been indicted on charges they traveled to northwest Ohio as part of a counterfeit $100 bill scam.

The three conspired to pass more than $10,000 of the counterfeit currency, according to United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven M. Dettelbach.

Indicted are Barbara Hendricks, 20, of Wilmington, Delaware; Jaonta Scarlett, 25, of Monticello, New York, and Harlin Mack, 25, of Hempstead, New York.

They are accused of traveling to stores in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in 2013 and purchasing items at large department stores, including WalMart, Meijer, Home Depot and Toys R Us, with counterfeit $100 bills. They would then return the items at different locations of the same store for genuine U.S. currency, according to the indictment.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the group hit both the Meijer and Toys-R-Us stores in Sandusky.

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