TINTON FALLS - A man is in custody after allegedly passing some phony money at the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets.

Police say Alexander Hines, of East Orange, used three counterfeit $100 bills to buy merchandise at the Crocs, Polo and Quicksilver stores. 

Hines was in possession of additional fake bills when arrested, according to police. He's been charged with forgery and theft by deception.  

Management with the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets issued a statement saying, "We are cooperating fully with law enforcement in this matter."

Alexander Hines was released from jail on $6,500 bail.