Daily Blotter – Dec. 12

A Roundup of All Things Criminal in CT

Bogus Bill Bust

Four Brazilian men living in Danbury have been indicted in an alleged counterfeit money scheme. Wesli Camargo, 33, has been charged with making bogus bills, as well as possession of counterfeit money, police said. Camargo told Secret Service agents he had been making $100 bills for about six months and selling them for $30 each. Three of Camargo's alleged customers have also been charged. All four men are being held without bail.

Woman Abducted, Saved After Chase in Bridgeport

A Stratford woman went through a terrifying experience when she was abducted at gunpoint while jogging with her husband Thursday in Bridgeport, police said. The woman was rescued and the man police said abducted her was arrested after a brief chase. Miguel Ferrer is charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint and several motor vehicle charges. He's being held on $750,000 bond.

Suspect Caught in Robbery Spree

Trumbull police have arrested a suspect in a series of late-night robberies in Trumbull and Stratford. The spree started just after 8 p.m. Thursday when a man was robbed at a Bank of America ATM on White Plains Road, police said. Less than two hours later, the thief held up the Marriott Hotel in town, police said. Stratford police arrested the suspect around 10:30 p.m. after a robbery at Homewood Suites. Police were able to catch the suspect after the victims of the Trumbull robberies identified him, police said.

School Fight Could Lead to Prison Time

Two former Manchester High School students face three years in prison, after a fight in April that sent another teen to the hospital for brain surgery. As part of an agreement with prosecutors, they pleaded guilty to reduced charges of second-degree assault. Brian McNally, 15, was beaten so badly that he needed brain surgery. The teens will be sentenced in February.

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