April 5 2017
One Man Arrested for Passing Counterfeit $100 Bills, Second Suspect Fled Scene
The Burlington Police Department arrested a man for allegedly passing counterfeit bills at the Burlington Mall this week.
Chief Michael Kent said in a release that the department arrested Gomex Gbesorgbor, 42, of Worcester, on charges of Uttering a Counterfeit Note (2 charges), Possession of a Counterfeit Note, Larceny Over $250 and Larceny Under $250.
According to police, on Monday, April 3, around 2:30 p.m., the Burlington Police Department responded to the Burlington Mall for a report of two males passing counterfeit $100 bills.
Upon arrival, officers located one of the men, identified as Gbesorgbor, inside the mall, a release states. The second man fled on foot into an adjacent building in The District.
Police say they responded to the building in The District and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the second suspect. However, officers recovered a counterfeit bill inside a trash can in the building believed to have been discarded by the suspect. Prior to entering the building, the suspect dropped stolen merchandise from a store in the mall that was recovered by officers.
As part of the investigation, Burlington Police Officers recovered $1,270 in counterfeit money and $848.37 worth of merchandise, the release states.
The U.S. Secret Service is assisting Burlington Police with this investigation.
Burlington Police are searching for the second suspect involved in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at 781-272-1212.