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Passing Counterfeit Money Leads to Multiple Charges for Union Woman

Daniel Prince

Woman went to store in stolen truck and is charged with grand larceny

An attempt to buy a Dr Pepper, snacks, and cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill landed a Union woman in even bigger trouble. On Tuesday, Deputy Matt Caldwell responded to the Lil Cricket gas station at 2007 Main Street in Buffalo regarding a woman who tried to buy the items with a counterfeit $20 bill that was labeled for motion picture purposes on the back. The woman left the store and got into a gray pickup truck. The clerk was able to get the tag number. The woman then came back inside the store and walked around for a few more minutes before leaving in the truck. There was also an unidentified male in the truck. Caldwell viewed the video footage and identified the woman as 28-year-old Chelsea Dawn Carroll, of Vanderford Road in Union, based on past dealings with her.

Later that day, Cpl. Galen Israel responded to an address on Mudbridge Road in Buffalo regarding a stolen vehicle. A man there gave Israel the information on the vehicle while they waited for the vehicle’s owner to arrive. The vehicle was a gray 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 pickup truck with a diamond plate toolbox in the back. The truck was described as having multiple identifying stickers on the back window. The truck was valued at $15,000. When Israel ran the VIN number from the truck’s insurance card, the license plate number was given. While filling out paperwork, Deputy Caldwell contacted Israel and advised him that the license plate was the same as the one on the truck in which Chelsea Carroll had left the Lil Cricket store earlier that morning. Cpl. Israel then went to the Lil Cricket to view the video footage and confirmed the truck involved was the same one being reported stolen. Early Wednesday, officers arrested Carroll. Sgt. Naomi Bassett arrived on scene and searched Carroll. She found a syringe in the right side of Carroll’s bra. A search of Carroll’s belongings yielded a plastic baggy with a quantity of a clear, rocklike substance believed to be methamphetamine. Carroll was then transported to Union County Jail. The man who was with her in the truck was also found and arrested. He was identified as 37-year-old Gregory Scott Good of Old Union Road in Union.

Carroll is charged with obtaining property under false pretenses, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, first offense, and grand larceny of a motor vehicle. Good faces a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.

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