A pizzeria owner in Dobbs Ferry, NY was making more than just pizza in the back room of the Brick Oven Pizza Shop. Police seized $6000 in counterfeit money as well as printing and cutting equipment. Owner Frank Donato is accused of making fake dough, in $50 denominations.
His pizza shop was so popular that even the police used to eat there. But Donato was supplementing the pizzeria's dough with some he made out of ordinary paper on a laser jet printer. His counterfeits weren't that convincing but police say he passed the phony money at small convenience stores where the cashiers were likely to be teenagers who wouldn't check the bills.