Pizzaman cooks up counterfeit dough

March 20, 2008 4:48:16 AM PDT
The owner of a suburban New York pizzeria is admitting he made counterfeit dough - in $50 bills - in an office behind his oven.

Thirty-nine-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident Frank Donato pleaded guilty Wednesday in Westchester County Court to one count of forgery and admitted making 16 $50 bills. He had been accused of 16 counts.

Police say they found $6,000 in fake bills, printing equipment and cutting devices in a back office at the Brick Oven Pizza Shop, near the village police department. They arrested Donato in October.

Donato has been promised a sentence of five years' probation.


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