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Long Island man accused of passing phony money for bail; police say he gave bogus $50 bill

Long Island man accused of passing phony money for bail; police say he gave bogus $50 bill

Police say it was no surprise a bogus $50 (euro31.50) bill got a Long Island man arrested: He was trying to use it to pay his bail on a traffic charge.
The transaction compounded Cyheam Forney's legal problems and landed him in jail.
Police say they spotted the 31-year-old Forney making an illegal left turn on Thursday and discovered his license had been suspended.
Forney was arrested on a misdemeanor suspended license charge _ until officers said he proffered the counterfeit currency as bail money. He was being held early Friday on a felony charge of possessing a forged instrument.
No telephone number could be found for Forney at the address police had for him, and they didn't know whether he had a lawyer.


Updated : 2021-10-27 23:37 GMT+08:00