Man Arrested in Oneonta; Faces 9 Felony Charges of Counterfeit Money
A Brooklyn man has been charged with 9 felony charges after he was found in possession of counterfeit money after a traffic stop.
New York State Police at Oneonta arrested Mamadou P. Barry, age 25 of Brooklyn, NY for six counts of the felony of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the first degree and three counts of the felony Tampering with Physical Evidence.
On October 24, 2018 at approximately 12:02 a.m., Troopers arrested Barry after a traffic stop. A trooper on patrol observed Barry using an electronic device while he was driving and speeding while on State Highway 28 in Oneonta. When the trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop, Barry threw paper-like objects out the vehicle window. Other troopers and a deputy from the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department assisted in retrieving the items which were determined to be counterfeit $50 and $100 bills.
An investigation revealed that Berry used counterfeit bills on separate dates at three businesses in the Southside area of Oneonta. Barry was subsequently arrested then arraigned in the town of Oneonta Court. He was remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bail bond. Barry’s next court appearance is November 15, 2018.