HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Pennsylvania man is facing several charges after he allegedly cashed and attempted to cash fraudulent checks at a Hackettstown bank, police said.
Michael Bellamy, 31, of Easton was charged on June 26 with third-degree theft by deception, third-degree criminal attempt to commit theft by deception, two counts of fourth-degree criminal simulation.
On May 6 at around 12:59 p.m. the Hackettstown Detective Bureau responded to Valley Bank, located at 105 Mill Street, in reference to a person who was attempting to cash a fraudulent check. While officers were responding, the suspect left the drive thru of the bank, police said.
Through an investigation it was determined that Bellamy cashed a fraudulent check on April 6 in the amount of $863.48 and attempted to cash a fraudulent check in the amount of $935.00 on May 6, police said.
Bellamy was charged and has a pending a court appearance, police said.