NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman in charge of security training at Bloomingdale’s was arrested last month for trying to pass a couple of counterfeit $100 bills at the flagship store in Midtown, according to a published report.

Alice Butler, 56, has been the security boss at the store for more than 15 years, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

Butler was arrested on July 1 after trying to have a worker she trained load cash onto her employee debit card, the New York Post reported.

Butler is an expert on phony money and teaches employees how to spot fake bills, said attorney Mark Macron, who calls the incident a misunderstanding.

“Someone’s making an accusation and Alice is steadfast in her innocence,” Macron said, adding that his client has no prior record. “She completely denies the charges; she believes it’s all a mistake.”

Butler is free without bail and her lawyer said he is working on a plea deal with prosecutors.


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