Kingston man arrested on counterfeiting charges

Lucas Martinez

A Kingston man is facing a pair of felonies for, state police allege, trying to buy a real car with fake money.

State police Monday, Oct. 22 arrested Lucas Martinez and charged him with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.

Troopers said that on Oct. 21, Martinez agreed to purchase a motor vehicle that was posted for sale on a smartphone sales app. Martinez met the seller and conducted the transaction, but it was later discovered that he used counterfeit money, troopers said.


Martinez was arraigned in Town of Kingston Justice Court and sent to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in Town of Ulster Court on Oct. 24.

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