A man accused of using movie prop money to buy doughnuts in Middletown last weekend is due in court to answer to larceny and forgery charges, according to police.
According to police, Kubilay Demirhan, 18, of Middletown, went into the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 66 on just before 8:30 a.m. on May 22 and gave an employee a $100 bill for a doughnut order that came up to $2.32.
After Demirhan left with change, the doughnut shop employee realized that the money was fake.
It looked and felt real, but both sides of the $100 bill were the same and said “For Motion Picture Use Only,” according to police. It also had the serial number DE 00008679 C on both sides.
The employee who rang up the order identified Demirhan because he used to work at the shop, according to police.
When Demirhan went to the police station for questioning, he told police that he didn’t know the money was fake.
He said he received the bills when he sold sneakers to a stranger to $400 and later learned that two odonf the bills were not real.
Demirhan was charged with larceny and third-degree forgery.
He was released on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on Friday.