GPD: Men Sped Down Greenwich Ave, Tossed Counterfeit Money Out Window

Mark A Johnson. Sept 2, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Mark A Johnson. Sept 2, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

Michael C Pineyro. Sept 2, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Saturday Greenwich Police got a tip from a merchant in the area of Greenwich Avenue that they had been given a forged $50.00 bill. The merchant provided a description of the suspect and vehicle he entered.

The car, a Toyota sedan, was observed by police traveling at a high rate of speed down Greenwich Ave and make an unsafe turn onto Grigg Street, almost striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

As police tried to catch up, they observed the passenger throw pieces of paper out the car window. The paper was later determined to be counterfeit currency.

When Police stopped the car, officers determined the driver, Michael C Pineyro, 31 of East New York, NY.

The passenger was identified as Mark Johnson, 22, of the Bronx.

Bond was set at $10,000 for each man, which they were able to post. They share a court date of Sept 9, 2019.

Both men face multiple charges including Interfering with an Officer, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery 1, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6.