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Man arrested for passing counterfeit cash at outlet stores

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

A New York man has been arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills at the Tanger Outlets in Lancaster County.

Andres Castano Rios, 27, of Queens, dropped his shopping bags and fled when officers responded Wednesday afternoon, but was captured after a foot chase through the outlet  complex, according to East Lampeter Township police.

Police said Rios passed five counterfeit $100 bills at five different stores.

In each incident, he purchased inexpensive items and received between $83 and $90 in change, police said.

He was charged with five counts each of forgery and theft.

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