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August 12, 2012- Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a City of Buffalo man for multiple forgery and traffic violation charges following a traffic stop on Vermont St. in the City of Buffalo by the Sheriff’s Strike Force Unit.

 Erie County Sheriff’s Strike Force Deputies, Mike Hoock and John Szczepanski, spotted a vehicle parked illegally on Vermont St. at 14th St. and upon a subsequent plate check of the vehicle, Deputies found the license plate did not match the vehicle in question. The vehicle was stopped at this time, with the defendant, 34 y/o Eugene A. Clemons of Buffalo, behind the wheel.

 Further investigation by the Deputies found the license plates on the car to be faked, made out of paper and cardboard backing. Clemons had multiple credit cards on his possession that were all fake, which Clemons admitted to being a project in the works. Clemons had a forged Florida license on his possession, bearing a different name that he was also using on the credit cards. Clemons also had a fake $50 bill and a small amount of marijuana on him as well. The vehicle was unregistered, uninspected, uninsured, and Clemons had a suspended NYS driver’s license.


Clemons was arrested and charged with numerous felony forgery charges, unlawful possession of marijuana, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. Clemons was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and held pending his arraignment in the City of Buffalo Court.


Clemons vehicle was impounded for further investigation.


The U. S. Secret Service was contacted for further investigation of the counterfeit $50 bill.