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JUST IN: Man suspected of passing counterfeit money in Lakewood arrested

The man suspected of using counterfeit money in Lakewood has been arrested, Police confirmed to TLS.

48-year-old Irwin Greene of Asbury Park, pictured at Korn’s Bakery, has been arrested in connection to several cases involving the passing of counterfeit money.

As first reported on TLS, on Wednesday, Officer Cameron Rose was dispatched to the Gourmet Glatt, located at 1700 Madison Avenue in reference to an unknown male who was attempting to pay for his items with what was believed to be a counterfeit US $100 bill.

An alert cashier was aware that an unknown patron had passed several counterfeit bills a few days earlier and recognized that the unknown male, was in the store on the same days those bogus bills were passed.

Upon refusing to accept what he believed to be another fake bill, he returned it to the suspect and escorted him to the door. According to the cashier, the suspect tried to assault him before running away. As a result, several other employees began to briefly pursue the suspect on foot, but were unable to keep pace.

Officer Rose was able to secure video footage of the event inside the store.

“Upon viewing it, several Lakewood Police Officers and Detectives, immediately recognized the suspect as Irwin Greene,” said Captain Greg Staffordsmith.

Just before 9:30 am this morning, Detectives Cavallo, Dennis and Donnelly observed Greene near the Lakewood Community Center on Fourth Street. He was arrested and transported to the Lakewood Police Station without incident.

In addition to the charges for the counterfeit money, Greene also had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

“At this time the total number of charges against Greene are not available as investigators believe he is involved in the other recent events,” said Staffordsmith.

He was subsequently transported to the Ocean County Jail pending additional charges.

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