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Cops catch counterfeiter passing fake $20 in Chippewa District

Buffalo police accuse a city man of passing counterfeit bills in the Chippewa Street entertainment district.

Police charged Naim M. Bellerand, 22, of Nicholson Street, with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

They allege he tried to pass a fake $20 bill at Soho Burger Bar on Chippewa Street around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Later, when they caught up with him, they found him in possession of a fake $100 bill, the officers said in a report.