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Police: Brooklyn Teen Used Counterfeit Money at Roosevelt Field

A Brooklyn teenager was arrested Friday night after he allegedly used counterfeit money and attempted to flee from police at Roosevelt Field.

According to detectives, around 8:30 p.m., Daniel Lyte, 19, made a purchase at Gymboree in the Roosevelt Field Mall using counterfeit U.S. currency.

When a Nassau County Police Officer from the Third Precinct responded to the store, the defendant attempted to flee. As the officer attempted to place Lyte under arrest, he continued to struggle, police said. While on the ground, Lyte attempted to tear up the counterfeit money in his possession.

Lyte was eventually placed under arrest, at which time he was found to be in possession of several counterfeit bills and fraudulent credit cards, police said.

There were no injuries from the struggle.

Lyte was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, three counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, tampering with physical evidence, obstruction of governmental administration in the second degree and resisting arrest. He was arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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