A Bay Bridge maintenance worker was arrested yesterday by Maryland Transportation Authority Police detectives in an alleged counterfeiting and money-laundering scheme.
Kennan F. Ray, 43, of the first block of Stonecroft Road in Baltimore was charged with counterfeiting and passing phony currency to tollbooth operators, according to District Court records.
Police alleged that he laundered phony $20 bills through toll operators to obtain valid U.S. currency.
Detectives said Ray, who was assigned to sanitation duties at the bridge, approached at least five tollbooth workers with counterfeit cash in the past week, asking for change in other bills.
The U.S. Secret Service was notified, and federal officials say some of the serial numbers on the currency match numbers found in their counterfeit currency database, MdTA police said in announcing the arrest.
The investigation was continuing.