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Man charged with possessing counterfeit $100 bills in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) –  A New York man is accused of possessing $100 bills in Hackettstown Thursday night.

On February 10, at around 7:03 p.m., Washington Township Police, Warren County contacted the Hackettstown Police to check the AutoZone, located at 310 Mountain Avenue, for an alleged forgery suspect that had left the AutoZone in their jurisdiction and was headed eastbound on Route 57, police said.

The suspect allegedly purchased items with counterfeit money at the AutoZone in Allentown, Pa and attempted to purchase items with counterfeit money at the Lopatcong and Washington Township’s AutoZone, police said.

Prior to officers arriving at the AutoZone, an employee contacted police to advise that the suspect was in the store and attempted to return the items that were fraudulently purchased with counterfeit money at the Allentown AutoZone, police said.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect, who was identified as Kendel T. Sabal, 28, of New York, and through an investigation it was determined that he had in his possession 5 counterfeit $100 bills, police said.

Sabal was charged with possession of counterfeit bills, driving without a license, and expired registration. He was released pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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