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Harvey Blake

HARRISBURG. Pa. — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Philadelphia man was indicted late yesterday by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg on a charge of allegedly passing counterfeit $100 bills in four central Pennsylvania counties between October 2014 and March 2015.
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Harvey Blake, age 56, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was charged in a one count indictment with passing $17,900 in counterfeit $100 bills in Dauphin, Franklin, York and Cumberland Counties. The bills were allegedly used to purchase merchandise at Home Depot, Lowes and Walmart stores in the four counties.
The case was investigated by the Harrisburg office of the United States Secret Service, and the police departments of Lower Paxton Township, Swatara Township, and Hampden Township, as well as the loss prevention personnel for the affected stores. Prosecution of the case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William A. Behe.