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Rockland Man Passed Phony $100 Bill At Gas Station, Police Say

Arber Kukaj, 20, of Valley Cottage has been charged with possession of a forged instrument and petty larceny after police accused him of using a phony $100 bill to buy a lottery ticket at a local gas station.
Arber Kukaj, 20, of Valley Cottage has been charged with possession of a forged instrument and petty larceny after police accused him of using a phony $100 bill to buy a lottery ticket at a local gas station. Photo Credit: Clarkstown Police Department

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- A Valley Cottage man has been charged with trying to palm off a phony $100 bill at a local gas station, Clarkstown police said.

Arber Kukaj, 20, was arrested last Friday at a Shell station in Valley Cottage after police said he bought a lottery ticket with the counterfeit cash.

Kukaj was charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony; and petty larceny, a misdemeanor, police said.

He was arraigned in Clarkstown Justice Court and bail was set at $10,000.

Police did not say if Kukaj made bail.

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