Head of a Rockland Homeless Agency Charged with Using Phony $20 bills at Spring Valley Pharmacy

The head of a local homeless agency is accused of using phony $20 bills to buy money cards at Walgreens in Spring Valley. Rockland D-A Tom Zugibe says 54 year-old Ya’el Williams of Thiells is charged with 24 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The charges stem from an incident that happened 2 years ago. He’ll be arraigned later this month. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Williams is Executive Director of Helping Hands for the Homeless of Rockland. The nonprofit operates the County’s shelter at the Yeager Health Complex in Pomona. He and the group could not be reached for comment.

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