Two from Dutchess County are accused of passing counterfeit money at several different businesses in the local area.

On July 1, a City of Beacon officer spotted the two suspects on Main Street that were allegedly passing the fake money. Police interviewed the male and female who identified themselves as Craig Roberts and Angela Hemingway.

Hemingway, who was later identified as 24-year-old Shatika Gorhan, of Beacon was in possession of a large quantity of US currency which was proven to be counterfeit, officials say.

Gorhan was placed under arrest and transported to the Beacon Police Department pending further investigation.

Police say Roberts, a 32-year-old, also from Beacon, fit the description of a man who also passed counterfeit money at an undisclosed business in the City of Beacon. He was also taken into custody and transported to the Beacon Police Department pending further investigation.

Upon further investigation, the City of Beacon Detective Bureau alleged that Roberts was in possession of a large amount of counterfeit money and equipment that is used to produce counterfeit money.

Gorhan and Roberts were both charged with 1st-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony. Roberts was additionally charged with criminal possession of a forgery device, also a felony. Gorhan was also charged with criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor.

Both were remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on $10,000 cash $20,000 bond.