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Monday May 30th, 2016

Posted at 3:06pm

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Two people have been charged after they attempted to pass counterfeit money.

Police say that on Thursday May 27th, they were called to a downtown restaurant after the suspects passed counterfeit US currency to pay for their bill. When the complainant realized this he went to speak to the suspects but they quickly left the establishment. While officers were investigating this incident we received information of a similar incident at another business.

While enroute to the next call, officers found the suspects matching the description in a nearby parking lot. Officers attempted to place the two male suspects and one female suspect under arrest but they quickly fled the scene. Officers engaged in a foot pursuit and were able to apprehend one male suspect a short distance away. After a brief struggle officers secured the suspect and placed him under arrest. Officers located and seized a quantity of counterfeit US bills.

Police located the second male suspect hiding a short distance away with the assistance of the canine unit. He was placed under arrest without incident.

The female was not located. She was described as female, white, 5’4, medium build, brown hair.

They say that their investigation revealed that the suspects attended another downtown restaurant, just prior to this incident. Officers learned that they ordered meals and paid using counterfeit US currency.

Officers from the financial crime unit continued to investigate other alleged incidents where the suspect also passed counterfeit currency. Investigators were able to link the suspects to four other businesses, mostly along Huron Church Road. They mainly utilized counterfeit US 20’s and 50’s.

There were 28 charges total between the two males.

Michael Mcintosh, a 28-year-old male from Markham is charged with five counts of utter counterfeit currency, five counts of possess counterfeit currency, two counts of fraudulently obtain food, escape lawful custody.

Nathaniel Snowden, a 27-year-old male from Toronto is charged with five counts of utter counterfeit currency, five counts of possess counterfeit currency, two counts of fraudulently obtain food, escape lawful custody, resist arrest and fail to comply with recognizance.

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