The man accused of counterfeiting receipts from Coin redemption machines in Danville and Walnut Creek is set to enter a plea July 18 on nine felony charges.
Matt Harris, 30, of Walnut Creek, was arrested on a Danville Police Department warrant on June 2, in Solano County. He faces including three counts each of forgery and burglary, one count of passing a forged or altered bill or check, one count of a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of stolen property.
"Our case involved Harris entering the Safeway on Camino Tassajara with a forged coin star receipt and exchanging it for goods and money," said Sgt Allan Shields, Town of Danville investigations supervisor.
He was also charged with a similar offenses at the Safeway in Walnut Creek. Each time the forged receipt was for about $355, according to police, who said Harris defrauded Safeway out of about $1,400.
Workers at the two stores were suspicious of Harris and provided information to police that led to his arrest.
During a probation search of Harris' home shotguns, rifles, and ammunition were located in the room where Harris was staying, Shields said.