09 March 2023

  Major Vincent T. Lightcap
  Troop D Commander



On April 24, 2023, State Police in Watertown arrested Starmecca K. Belton, age 32 from Utica, NY for the following charges:

  • (3) counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree, class “C” felony
  • (3) counts of Conspiracy 4th degree, class “E” felony
  • (3) counts of Petit Larceny, class “A” misdemeanor

Belton is charged with passing counterfeit $100 bills at Walmart stores in the Town of Watertown, Town of Leray, and Town of Lowville. 

Belton was arraigned in Jefferson County Court and remanded to the Jefferson County Jail on $7500 cash bail. 

The investigation is continuing.

State Police in Watertown are attempting to identify two individuals who were captured on surveillance using counterfeit $100 bills at Walmart stores in Jefferson and Lewis Counties.

If anyone recognizes either or both individuals in the photos above, they are asked to contact State Police at (315) 366-6000.



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