Police: Man passed forged check at Wallingford bank branch

Police: Man passed forged check at Wallingford bank branch

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WALLINGFORD — A Suffield man faces charges after police said he cashed a forged check at the Ion Bank in November. 

Michael Greenspun, 29, of 1163 E. Street South, Enfield, was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree forgery, third-degree larceny and issuing a bad check.

On Nov. 10 around 4 p.m. police responded to Ion Bank, 665 N. Colony Rd., for a fraud complaint, according to police reports. The man, later identified as Greenspun, walked into the bank and cashed a check, the report said. The check was made out from a condominium complex in Hamden for $3,698, the report said. The teller cashed the check and Greenspun left the bank with the cash, the report said. A short time later another man went to the Ion Bank branch in Cheshire with another check written from the same company, but was denied because he didn’t have identification with him, the report said. A third person attempted to cash another check from the same company at the Ion bank in Meriden, but was turned away, the report noted.

Police spoke to a relative of Greenspun, who said he was released from prison on a different matter on Sept. 11 and since then he was arrested three times, the report said. Police positively identified Greenspun through the identification he gave the clerk when he cashed the check. At the time police were investigating, Greenspun was being held at MacDougall Correctional Facility in Suffield, the report noted. Police noted Greenspun is a convicted felon with multiple larceny arrests. 

Police spoke with a representative from the condominium company, who said the check was originally made out to a restoration company, and a check was never issued to Greenspun, the report stated. 

Greenspun was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. The judge set bond at $6,000 and continued the case to Feb. 1. 

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