Police: Man writes forged checks

QUEENSBURY- Stephen Stump, 49, of Queensbury was arrested earlier this month for three felony counts of forgery in the second degree. Stump was charged after he allegedly signed the check owner's name without permission multiple times throughout January 2011. Stump then used the money from the checks for his own personal benefit.

Stump is an acquaintance of the check owner, but did not have permission. The investigation began after the owner noticed discrepancies in his checking account and found that some of his checks were missing.

Stump was arraigned in Queensbury Town Court and was remanded to the Warren County Correctional Facility for lack of bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Queensbury Town Court later this month.

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