3 indicted in scheme to use fake cash to buy debit cards

By Bill Gallo Jr./ bgallo@njadvancemedia.com

Abel Helb, left, Thomas Lumeh and Fumba Williams have been indicted on charges of using counterfeit cash to purchase debit cards at Penns Grove stores, according to court documents. (Salem County Correctional Facility)

SALEM — Three Philadelphia men have been indicted for their alleged roles in a scheme where counterfeit money was used to purchase debit cards at three Salem County stores, according to court records.

Fumba Williams, 20, Thomas Lumeh, 25, and Abel Helb, 27, allegedly carried out the scheme in February in Penns Grove until their arrest during a traffic stop, where they were caught with counterfeiting equipment, authorities said.

Lumeh and Williams passed five counterfeit $100 bills on Feb. 4 at the Rite Aid and then again on Feb. 7 at both the Family Dollar and General Dollar stores, according to court records.

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Source: NJ.com

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