Steven M. Baez, 28, of Avenue X, Brooklyn, passed the counterfeit twenty-dollar note to make a purchase at Pizza Cafe on Broadway just about 8 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Baez fled the scene on foot. Police were alerted and quickly located him hiding beneath a car on Chatham Court in Hicksville. He was placed under arrest without incident, police said
Baez is charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument and will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Detectives ask anyone with information about
this crime or any similar crimes to contact Nassau County Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.