According to Lt. Craig, of the City of Rye Police Department, three women were charged with possession of a forged instrument in the 1st degree, criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree and petit larceny.
These women have been identified as: Catherine Arichabala, 23, Jessica Hernandez, 17, and Nicole Munoz, 20 years old all who also reside in Elmhurst, NY.
On September 20TH at approximately 4:30pm, the City of Rye Police Department responded to a report of an individual attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill in the business district of Purchase Street. During an investigation, it was learned that the individual might be operating a red Nissan Altima.
The suspect’s vehicle was located during a traffic stop and the suspect was a passenger in this vehicle. An investigation concluded that the occupants of the vehicle were passing counterfeit $100 bills at stores located on Purchase Street. It had also been discovered that these suspects also passed these bills in neighboring jurisdictions of Rye Brook and Port Chester.
The three women were remanded to the Westchester County Jail. Rye Brook Police Department and Port Chester Police Departments are investigating the crimes in their own jursdictions.