Man accused of using fake money faces additional charges

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A man recently arrested for using fake money to purchase items is facing additional charges, according to a report.

The Homer Police Department stated that Curtis Lunsford, 31, of Cortland, used counterfeit money to purchase items at a location in the village on Jan. 11. The incident was reported to police on Jan. 17.

Via the Homer Police Department, Lunsford was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (a Class-C Felony) and petit larceny (a Class-A Misdemeanor).

The Cortland Police Department arrested Lunsford last Friday (Feb. 9) after he made multiple attempts to purchase electronics with fake currency at various locations in the city. The city police report noted that the incidents occurred between Jan. 13-14, and on Feb. 4 of this year.

Lunsford’s charges from the city police include three counts of first-degree possession of a forged instrument (a Class-C Felony), three counts of petit larceny (Class-A Misdemeanors) and second-degree scheme to defraud (a Class-A Misdemeanor).

Lunsford was arraigned and sent to Cortland County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in Homer town court and city court on Wednesday.