WAPPINGER, N.Y. – A Hopewell Junction man has been accused by police of fleecing two acquaintances out of hundreds of dollars.
Robert A. Huzar, 29, now faces felony charges in connection with the alleged check-forging scam, state police said.
Last December, two Dutchess County men told authorities that Huzar had asked them to cash checks for him because he didn’t have a bank account.
Several days later, the checks were returned because the account they were supposed to be drawn on was closed, police said.
Police said Hazar stole the checks from a family member and forged the signatures.
The two men each lost about $275, police said.
Police charged Huzar with criminal possession of a forged instrument.
He was arraigned in the Town of Fishkill Court and sent to the Dutchess County Jail after failing to make a bail of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
Huzar is scheduled to appear in Village of Wappinger Falls Court on Monday, March 27.
Police say they are continuing to investigate and more criminal charges are pending.
State police were assisted by officers from the Town of Fishkill.