WEST HARTFORD — Three men are facing several charges after police say they victimized six West Hartford businesses by using counterfeit money. Police say they were called to La Petite France Bakery around 2 p.m. Sunday after someone used a fake $100 bill.
Less than 20 minutes later, Ben and Jerry’s and Brueggar’s Bagel Bakery made similar reports. All three stores gave similar descriptions of the suspect, according to police.
One store employee took a picture of the car the suspect got into after leaving the scene. Officers quickly located the car, which had four people in it, and stopped it.
Officers say they were able to see several items believed to have been purchased using counterfeit money. Ultimately, police say six businesses had been victimized during this crime spree. Witnesses identified the initial male suspect as the front seat passenger, while recognizing the driver and other passengers. Three adults and one juvenile were arrested.
Brothers Jason Hayle, 20, and Shawn Hayle, 21, of Hartford are facing several charges. Andrew McLeod of Brooklyn, NY and a juvenile were also arrested.
All three men were held on bond and appeared in court Monday.