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10/17/2012 12:40 pm ET Updated Oct 17, 2012

Gene Carlo Pena Arrested For Counterfeit Bills Found In Midtown Chase ATMS

A man believed to have loaded two Manhattan ATM's with counterfeit bills earlier this month was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport Monday afternoon.

FBI officials say 26-year-old Gene Carlo Pena voluntarily returned from the Dominican Republic.

Pena worked for NCR Corporation, an electronics company that services ATM's. He has been charged with stealing roughly $78,000 and counterfeiting money.

On October 8, $110,000 in counterfeit bills was detected inside two Chase ATM's in Midtown Manhattan. The amateur bills were easily distinguishable because they only had printing on one side.

Both the NYPD and Secret Service helped the FBI in the investigation.

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