The Fairview Township Police Department arrested 27 year old Tyler E. Lyden of the 600 block of Walton Street in Lemoyne in connection with a counterfeit money operation.
On July 30, Fairview Township Police responded to the McDonalds on Limekiln Road for a report of a white male passing three counterfeit $10 bills. Employees at the McDonalds were able to provide a description of the suspect and his vehicle.
On August 1, Fairview Township Police responded to the Dairy Queen at 110 Old York Road for a report of a white male passing a counterfeit $10 bill. It was discovered the male initially went into the Smoker’s Express and attempted make a purchase using a $10 bill. The clerk in that store identified the bill as counterfeit. After the male left the Smoker’s Express, he went to the Dairy Queen and attempted to make another purchase. When a clerk from the Smoker’s Express walked into the store, the male saw her and fled. The description of the subject and the vehicle matched that of the suspect in the incident at McDonalds.
On August 27, Fairview Township Police located the vehicle in the 600 block of Walton Street in Lemoyne. The registered owner of this vehicle was Tyler Lyden. Police viewed a photograph of Lyden and determined he matched the description of the suspect in the prior incidents. Police then approached Lyden, and upon questioning he confessed to both printing and passing the counterfeit money.
Lyden was charged by the Fairview Township Police with three counts of Forgery and one count of Theft by Deception. He was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Scott Gross and incarcerated in York County Prison on $20,000 bail. Lyden has been identified as the offender or suspect in over 80 other active counterfeit money cases in the area and charges are pending in those jurisdictions.