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Nearby: Two Arrests for Allegedly Passing Counterfeit Cash at Tysons

by Karen Goff December 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm 8 Comments

Fairfax County Police The Fairfax County Police’s Tysons Urban Team and the Christmas Anti-Theft Team arrested two New York men for larceny and possession of counterfeit money at Tysons Corner on Wednesday.

It was the third such arrest by the department’s anti-theft team in the last week. On Black Friday, two Baltimore-area men were arrested for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 in merchandise from Reston’s Best Buy. Earlier last week, two New York men were caught making large purchases with stolen credit cards at the Tysons Corner Apple Store, police said.

On Wednesday, officers were called to Macy’s at Tysons Corner Center for a report of a male suspect in the store allegedly passing suspicious U.S. currency.

Responding officers located the suspect and watched him enter a vehicle driven by another man. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified that both suspects were wanted for crimes in other states on the east coast, police said.

FCPD’s subsequent investigation produced additional counterfeit U.S. currency, along with several thousand dollars in stolen merchandise.

Nathaniel Thompson, 35, and Byron Lee Giles, 35, both of Brooklyn, New York, were charged with possession of counterfeit bills, uttering false notes, and larceny by false pretense, police said.

  • Typo-ist

    who * third to last paragraph. Should read “identified that both suspects were wanted for crimes in other states”.

    • Typo-ist

      Oh ok nevermind I just read the FCPD press release. The direct quote is “identified both suspects who were wanted for crimes in other states”. So, the unnecessary word is “that” not “who”.

      • Lake Anne Resident

        I was struck more by the charge of “uttering false notes”. Is that where your singing is so bad that its a crime?

        • meh

          Or would that be… “uttering falsetto notes”

        • Typo-ist

          Haha good catch I didn’t see that yet. Bravo.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Nice catch! Keep up the good work, FCPD and mall/store employees.


    A year ago Thiefs used my stolen credit card to also shop at macy s in tysons. I called both store and police within 15 minutes of the incident but they were only interested in filing paperwork.

    After about an hour of phone tag, calls and talking to the wrong people I gave up.

  • Plummy

    They didn’t have to steal. Ken Plum would have have been glad to just give them the money for free.


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