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Hasbrouck Heights police grab 2 with counterfeit bills, draw Secret Service interest

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Secret Service agents are interested in a pair of Bronx man who were chased down by Hasbrouck Heights police last night after allegedly trying to pass a “pretty good” bogus $100 bill.

The clerk at the new 7Eleven at the Route 17 Exxon station on the highway’s northbound side refused to accept the bill after the pair tried buying some small items around 10:20 last night, Detective Michael Colaneri told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

The two then took off, as the clerk called police.

Officers quickly found both behind a nearby Holiday Inn. One of the men — identified as 28-year-old Najee Sanders ( above, left ) — immediately surrendered.

The other took off, Colaneri said.

Moments later, Detective John Behr located the suspect — later identified as Julio Oliveras, 22 ( right ) — behind a building at 377 Route 17.

He ran again, but Behr quickly collared him.

Each man was carrying a bogus Benjamin, Colaneri said.

It brought Secret Service agents who interviewed both.

“The bills were pretty good — even passed the marker test,” Colaneri conceded. “But the hologram wasn’t in the proper spot.

Both men were being held on $20,000 bail each in the Bergen County Jail pending initial court appearances.

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