Police: Man Buys Food with Counterfeit Bills, Steals $8 from Tip Jar

The information was provided by the Yorktown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Yorktown police have arrested a 30-year-old Bronx man for purchasing food with two $20-counterfeit bills and stealing $8 from a tip jar at a Shrub Oak restaurant, Yorktown police said. 

Vito S. Cerbone was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony; and petty larceny, a misdemeanor. 

Back in July, the owner of  in Shrub Oak reported the theft to police. Investigation revealed Cerbone purchased food from the restaurant with two counterfeit $20 bills, and also stole $8 in cash from a tip jar, police said.

In their investigation, police used the store's surveillance video and a description of the suspect to identify the man.

When police weren't able to locate Cerbone, an arrest warrant was obtained on Sept. 21. Yorktown police officer Bobker arrested Cerbone on Oct. 2 at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility, where the man was being held on an unrelated charge.

Cerbone was remanded back to the Rikers Island Correctional Facility without bail. He was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Oct. 16

Evan Bray October 04, 2012 at 11:11 AM
I love Bob B Q. Apparently people are willing to break the law and go to jail for the best pulled pork in Northern Westchester.
NorthCountyHound October 04, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Never pass bad paper in a small town. Sporting events are the best place, especially for 50s and 100s. Just move from one concesssion to another and you can move thousands of dollars while the game in on. I thought everyone knew this.


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