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Fort Kent police charge local man with aggravated forgery

FORT KENT, Maine — Local police arrested and charged a Fort Kent man for allegedly passing a counterfeit $100 bill at a shop in town.

Fort Kent police arrested a local man after he allegedly purchased an item from a shop in town using this counterfeit $100 bill.
(Jessica Potila | SJVT/FhF)

A caller from the Blockhouse Souvenir Shop called the Fort Kent Police Department to report the bill on Friday, Aug. 3. The caller described the suspect as being about 5-feet, 7-inches tall, weighing about 400 pounds and wearing a fishing hat and hiking boots, according to police. The caller reported the suspect leaving the area on foot.

Sgt. Dalen Boucher later located the suspect and charged Clay McNamee, 39, with aggravated forgery. McNamee allegedly used the fake bill to purchase a souvenir mug, and received more than $80 in change. Police said they did not recover any of that money from McNamee.

McNamee is scheduled to appear Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Fort Kent District Court.

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