Cops: Cutchogue man forged woman’s checks

02/06/2013 12:00 PM |

A Cutchogue man is facing grand larceny and forgery charges for allegedly cashing an elderly woman’s checks without her knowledge, according to police.

The 72-year-old victim reported that Capital One bank contacted her last week about suspicious checks with her signature, police said. One of the checks was written out to cash while another was written to Sean Patrick Cronin.

The woman told police that she didn’t give Mr. Cronin permission to take her checks.

Mr. Cronin, 26, was located by police last Tuesday afternoon and taken to headquarters for questioning.

He was later arrested and charged with second-degree forgery, fourth-degree grand larceny, and petit larceny, police said.