December 11, 2017
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Portland man accused of passing counterfeit bills at Falmouth businesses

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Falmouth Police Department | BDN
Falmouth Police Department | BDN
John McDonald

FALMOUTH, Maine — A Portland man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at several businesses in Falmouth, according to police.

Jonathan McDonald, 27, was charged with four counts of aggravated forgery, according to Falmouth police Lt. John Kilbride.

Falmouth police detectives were quickly able to identify McDonald as the main suspect after receiving complaints, Kilbride said. He was arrested on Tuesday by Portland police.

The following day, Falmouth and Portland officers, along with the U.S. Secret Service, executed a search warrant at McDonald’s Portland home and discovered a counterfeit plant in the basement, Kilbride said.

More than $1,000 of counterfeit bills, copying machines and a small amount of heroin were seized.

McDonald is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

 


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