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Far Rockaway man paid for clothes with bogus bills, cops say

Jermaine Zied, 17, of Far Rockaway, was arrested

Jermaine Zied, 17, of Far Rockaway, was arrested on Thursday, May 26, 2016, charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, accused of trying to pay for clothes with counterfeit money during a transaction with a seller on a Woodmere street, police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau police said they charged a Far Rockaway man Thursday after he tried to pay for clothes with counterfeit money during a transaction with a seller on a Woodmere street.

Crimes Against Property detectives said Jermaine Zied, 17, of Brunswick Avenue, met a 16-year-old boy who was selling clothes at 929 Broadway at about 12:30 p.m.– but police said Zied handed over $530 worth of counterfeit bills that the seller noticed only after walking away from the sale.

Police said in a news release that, “The complainant returned to confront the defendant and chased him to Church Avenue and Carlyle Avenue.” Fourth Precinct officers responded to the scene after a report of a disturbance and arrested Zied. Officers found five fake 100-dollar bills in Zied’s possession, they said.

Zied is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead on 10 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

His attorney could not be reached for comment.

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