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Cortlandt Teen Tried To Cash Fake Hospital Payroll Check, State Police Say

Alexandria Clarke
Alexandria Clarke Photo Credit: Contributed

An 18-year-old Cortlandt woman is facing charges after state police say she tried to cash a fake payroll check at a bank in Orange County.

State police said they were called to a local bank in the Montgomery region on Wednesday, Jan. 18 where they say Alexandria S. Clarke passed a fictitious check which was purported to be a payroll check from a hospital in Dutchess County.

Had Clarke succeeded in cashing the fraudulent check she would have defrauded the financial institution out of an amount exceeding $1,000 dollars, police said. The investigation remains ongoing.

Clarke was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree (a Class D felony) and attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree (a Class E felony).

She was arraigned  in the Village of Walden Court on Wednesday and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash/$15,000 bond. She is due back in the Town of Montgomery Court on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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