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Crime & Courts

Police: Woman passed fake bills for her friend

Danielle DiCarlo
Danielle DiCarlo

SYCAMORE – An Arlington Heights woman who police said tried to buy a shower head with counterfeit bills is out on her signature.

Danielle M.
DiCarlo, 24, of the 600 block of West Hintz Road, was charged with forgery after she tried to pass fake
$20 bills at stores in DeKalb and Sycamore, according to court documents. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison.

According to court records, DiCarlo first tried to use seven counterfeit $20 bills at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at Bed, Bath and Beyond in DeKalb.

Both the cashier and manager tested the bills, which turned out to be fake, and called police, but DiCarlo already had left, according to court records. Police reported they were able to get a photo of DiCarlo from surveillance video.

About 3:37 p.m., Sycamore police responded to a call of someone trying to buy a Moen shower head and a paper holder at Menards using counterfeit bills, according to court records.

When Sycamore police responded, they stopped the vehicle with DiCarlo in it. DeKalb police later arrived on the scene and interview DiCarlo as well, according to court documents.

DiCarlo told police she was brought to DeKalb with some friends, according to court records. She said the friend who asked her to make the purchases with the 15 fake $20 bills was named Jamaica, according to court records.

Judge Robbin Stuckert ordered
DiCarlo released on her signature Thursday, and also ordered her placed on pretrial supervision.

DiCarlo is next due in court Nov. 22 for a preliminary hearing.

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