A Buffalo man was charged Saturday with passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a Broadway service station and possessing a purse that had been stolen in Niagara County.
Rube Lee, 44, of Howlett Street was arrested by Broadway Station Officers Kathleen Martin Appleford and Noreen Walsh at 3:43 a.m. at the NOCO station in the 1300 block of Broadway, police said.
When searching Lee's car, they found the pocketbook. They also found a second fake $20 bill in his pants pocket, authorities said.
He was charged with possession of a forged instrument and stolen property.