Wareham Police charge 3 men with counterfeiting

Aug 31, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Wareham Police seized more than $2,000 in counterfeit bills recently.

Three men, two from the Boston area and one from Worcester, were arrested on Aug. 29 after allegedly passing counterfeit $20 bills at a handful of Wareham businesses.

William Shields, 46, of Boston, Jashawn Tate, 46, of Worcester and Rudell Tate, 33, of Dorchester were charged with possession of over 10 counterfeit notes and conspiracy, according to Wareham Police.

The three men were under surveillance on Aug. 29 at Wareham Crossing when detectives watched them enter and exit several stores in the shopping complex. Police said the men then drove to Cranberry Plaza in East Wareham where officers confronted Shields as he passed a counterfeit $20 to a Stop & Shop cashier.

Police said Shields had five additional counterfeit $20 in his possession. Officers then spoke to both Tates, who were parked and waiting outside the supermarket. After a search of the car, police said counterfeit bills totaling $2,380 were discovered along with several store bags from various Wareham retailers.

Wareham Detectives are continuing to investigate the matter. Police reported that Shields faces an additional charge of three counts of uttering a counterfeit note

Jashawn Tate, 46, of Worcester. (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Rudell Tate, 33, of Dorchester. (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
William Shields, 46, of Boston. (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (6)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Aug 31, 2017 13:26

Pesky magnet has drawn another attractive trio!  Undesirables...nothing more!  Undesirable people from undesirable places come to Wareham to do undesirable things!

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Aug 31, 2017 21:03

The magnet was working overtime

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Sep 01, 2017 06:53

So glad they caught these thugs

Posted by: desertsky | Sep 01, 2017 07:52

Ever since the eclipse that magnet became a super magnet and has increased it's power to attract the super thugs...who's next?!

Posted by: sadie | Sep 01, 2017 08:31

the feds take counterfeiting seriously

Several of the provisions in the federal counterfeiting law provide for a fine of up to $250,000 and a prison sentence of up to twenty years for the counterfeiting of U.S. obligations and securities.

I'm not sure but I don't think the feds are big on plea's. If they sent Martha away they will send anyone away.


Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 02, 2017 13:59

Not who's next But what's Next ??

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