MELVILLE, New York - Police say it was no surprise a fake $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.