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Teens Caught Trying to Use Fake $100 Bill at True Religion, Police Say

 Two teens tried to use a fake $100 bill to shop at the Union Square True Religion shop. 
Two teens tried to use a fake $100 bill to shop at the Union Square True Religion shop. 
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UNION SQUARE — Police busted a pair of teens who were trying to shop at True Religion using a fake $100 bill, NYPD said.

Joshua Gadsen, 18, passed the fake bill to a True Religion cashier to pay for purchases on June 17 just after 6 p.m., police said.

When the cashier at the 863 Broadway store recognized it as a fake and returned the bill to Gadsen, he handed it to 18-year-old Quentya Hawkins, police said.

The cashier held the two teens at the store and called police, the NYPD said.

When officers searched Hawkins, they found four counterfeit $100 bills, which had smudged ink and were printed on low-quality paper, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's criminal complaint.

Gadsen and Hawkins were charged with possession of a forged instrument, the complaint said.

Hawkins' attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Information regarding Gadsen's attorney was not immediately available.

Other notable crimes at the 13th Precinct include:

► A 45-year-old man was arrested for selling New York Yankees tickets in Union Square Park without a permit, police said.

Police spotted Michael Pilgrim soliciting buyers inside the park saying, “Yankee tickets for sale,” on June 19 at 6:18 p.m., the NYPD said.

When an officer approached Pilgrim, he offered a ticket for $25, police said.

Pilgrim was charged with an unclassified violation of New York State laws, police said.

Information regarding his attorney was not immediately available.