By Randi Weiner: The Journal News
CLARKSTOWN, NY - It may have been the missing watermark or the missing security fibers that tipped Clarkstown Police Officer Robert Reilly that the two $100 bills he was holding were fake.
Or it could have been that identical serial numbers, HJ00407598A, appeared on both bills.
Etienne's contact with police took a more immediate turn Saturday, courtesy of poor automotive upkeep on the part of a friend.
Stony Point police stopped a car with a loud muffler on Route 9W at Lowland Hill Road about 10:10 p.m. Saturday and found out through a routine identification check that Etienne, the passenger in the car, was wanted on the warrant.
Thorsen set bail at $200.
Cummings said Etienne made a statement about how he got the bills, but the statement was not being made public.