Man convicted in Rockland phony cash scam

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A Connecticut man was found guilty Monday of making and passing counterfeit cash in Rockland County.

Addullah Rahman, 36, of Bridgeport, was convicted for his crimes in a New City courtroom. Rahman and an accomplice were caught in November 2005 after the accomplice tried to use the money at a Home Depot in the Palisades Center. Authorities said a quick-thinking cashier followed the accomplice to a car where Rahman was waiting.

Authorities later found items like green ink, wax candles, box cutters and money wraps in Rahman's possession.

"Make sure you feel the bills and make sure they feel like real money because with modern printing techniques, if you look at these bills, they certainly look like they could pass for legitimate," Rockland County District Attorney Mike Bongiorno said.

Rahman, who faces up to 15 years in prison, is scheduled to be sentenced August 6. His accomplice has already entered a guilty plea and will be sentenced next month.

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