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Police: Canandaigua man possessed more than $8,700 in counterfeit currency

The Canandaigua Police Department reports the arrest of a 24-year-old city resident following an investigation into counterfeit $100 bills.

Police say Hector Medina, 24, was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

He’s accused of passing two counterfeit $100 bills with the intent to defraud a local business.

They say that at the time of his arrest – 87 additional bills were seized.

Medina was taken to the Ontario County Jail for arraignment.