Teens Accused of Making Fake Money To Buy Pot

Teens face charges for allegedly making counterfeit money

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    Two Crystal Lake teenagers were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly created counterfeit money to buy pot.

    Nicholas A. Cheney and Ryan Young, both 18, could face anywhere from two to five years in prison for forgery if found guilty, according to the Daily Herald. Cheney faces further charges of unlawful possession of marijuana since he had a small amount on him at the time of the arrest, police said.

    The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the county Crime Stoppers saying the pair had tried to buy marijuana using fake money, reported the Daily Herald.

    Police said they found a scanner, printer and more than $700 in counterfeit money created by the two.

    The teenagers are due in court in Woodstock on May 7. Bail is set at $10,000 for each.