BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Sussex County man has been charged after he allegedly stole a checkbook and forged a check.
Officers responded on Sept. 18 to a township residence for a report of a theft. The victim reported that while she was on vacation a checkbook was stolen and one of her personal checks was cashed at a local bank, police said.
A police investigation revealed that the victim invited Anthony M. Lutz of Newton to her house to take care for her dogs while she was on vacation. While inside the house, he allegedly stole her checkbook, police said.
Lutz then allegedly forged a check belonging to the victim, police said.
Lutz was located at his Newton residence and taken into custody. At the time of his arrest, Lutz was allegedly found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe. Newton police charged him with possession of a hypodermic syringe and released to Byram police.
Byram police charged Lutz with theft and forgery. He was then lodged in the Sussex County Jail.