This article was originally published on GoErie.com by Tin Hahn on Aug. 23, 2017
Four Tennessee residents face felony forgery and misdemeanor theft charges after the Pennsylvania State Police accused them of passing a counterfeit $100 bill and pulling a quick-change scam at a Summit Township store on Tuesday afternoon.
Pamela J. Twilley, 53, Cedric D. Davis, 41, and Raymond E. Feathison, 63, all of Memphis; and Kadeshia T. Williams, 22, of Somerville, Tennessee, were each placed in the Erie County Prison on $100,000 bond following their arraignments before Summit Township District Judge Brian McGowan on Wednesday morning.
State police filed the charges following a reported quick-change scam at Kohl’s, 1906 Keystone Drive, on Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m. According to investigators, two women entered the store and bought a $30 handbag using a counterfeit $100 bill. The women left, but returned a short time later to execute another quick-change, according to information in the affidavit of probable cause filed with the criminal complaints against the four.
A quick-change scam typically involves paying for an item with a large bill, and then attempting to confuse the cashier to get back more money than the correct change.
Troopers said the women quickly ran out of the store after the second incident and fled in a bronze 2007 Nissan Altima with Tennessee license plates. Police located the Nissan in the parking lot of the Golden Corral, 7500 Peach St., and obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. During the search investigators found an Epson printer, templates matching the serial numbers of the counterfeit $100 bill and a handbag with a Kohl’s price tag on it, according to the affidavit.