Duo accused of using counterfeit $100 bills to buy fried dough at Laconia pumpkin fest
October 14. 2017 8:27PM
LACONIA — Two people were nabbed after a foot pursuit Saturday evening, after they tried to use counterfeit $100 bills to buy fried dough at the New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival, according to police.
Christopher Greene, 24, and Holly Solans, 23, were charged with forgery and resisting arrest. Police said both are transients, with no fixed address.
According to police, the pair tried to pass separate $100 bills but the vendor recognized they were fake.
The pair took off, with police officers in pursuit. The woman was detained and the man was caught a short time later in a backyard off Lyford Street after a brief pursuit on the WOW trail, according to a news release.
Police said Greene and Solans both refused bail and were taken to Belknap County Jail, with arraignment scheduled for Monday in Laconia district court.
The fake $100 bills have red Chinese symbols on them and Laconia police are asking other businesses or agencies that encounter such bills to contact them at 524-5252.