On May 13, 2016 at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Clarkstown Police Department received a call from the gas station owner stating that a possible counterfeit $100 bill was passed at the store. Responding officers apprehended Arber Kukaj, 20, of Valley Cottage.
The suspect attempted to buy lottery tickets with a counterfeit bill. Kukaj was in possession of the lottery ticket he had just purchased.
Kukaj was arrested, processed at police headquarters and charged with possession of a forged instrument in the second degree (felony) and petit larceny (misdemeanor).
He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court. Bail was set at $10,000. He was transported to Rockland County Jail.
CPD warned the retail community: “This is another reminder that businesses should ensure their employees are trained to identify counterfeit currency.”