Plainville police: Man cashed fraudulent checks for more than $9,000

Plainville police: Man cashed fraudulent checks for more than $9,000



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PLAINVILLE — A New Britain man faces charges after police said he cashed two fraudulent checks for more almost $10,000.

Ruben Cruz, 37, of 85 Arch St., New Britain, was charged Monday with second-degree larceny and three counts of second-degree forgery. 

On Oct. 24, police received a report of fraudulent checks cashed at United Business and Industry Credit Union, 120 Woodford Ave. The branch manager told police Cruz presented three checks and was able to cash two for a total of $9,725, according to Cruz’s arrest warrant.

The two checks that were cashed were made out to Cruz for $4,825 and $4,900 and listed two different out of state companies, the warrant said.

After depositing the two checks, Cruz went to a different bank and withdrew $9,300 cash, the warrant said. Cruz was denied when he attempted to cash the third check for $4,500.

Cruz’s bond was set at $10,000.


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