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Batavia Police report a rash of counterfeit bills circulating the city.
The Department has received numerous reports in the last week of fake $50 bills being passed at city businesses.
The counterfeit fifties are actually “washed” five-dollar bills. That means the ink on normal five dollar bills has been chemically removed, and then the bills were re-printed. This process makes the fakes difficult to pinpoint because they remain the same size and texture as normal paper money.
Batavia Police say the security strip on the bad bills will read “USAFIVE” all in capital letters.
Anyone with information on the counterfeit money is asked to call the Police Department at 345-6350.

A computer helps LeRoy police get their man.
The case began almost a year old with the burglary of a LeRoy business.
Detective John Condidorio said the thief left behind numerous fingerprints, but at the time, the prints matched nothing in the state’s digital databank.
Six months later, in an un-related case, Nicholas Dellarocco, formerly of LeRoy, was arrested in Rochester and fingerprinted.
This time, the prints matched up with the LeRoy case and now the 22-year old Dellarocco is facing a felony burglary charge here.

A Quinnipiac University poll finds that if New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo runs for Governor, he would soundly defeat any would-be Republican opponents.  The same poll finds that Republicans favor former Congressman Rick Lazio over Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino.  But most Republicans, 40-percent in fact, say they are still undecided.  Cuomo's approval rating is a hard to beat 74-percent.

Could Buffalo attorney and Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino be "The Worst Person In The World?"  He is in the eyes of MSNBC talk show host Keith Olbermann.  The TV talker gave Paladino the dubious distinction on his show this week.  This comes after reports swirled that Paladino had forwarded racist and pornographic emails.

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