Derrick Kinchen was arrested for trying to cash fake checks, police said. (South Windsor police photo)
SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -
A man from Bloomfield was arrested for trying to cash thousands of dollars worth of fake checks in South Windsor, according to police.
Derrick Kinchen, 48, was arrested after police received a call for what they said was "suspicious circumstances" at the Buckland Road Bank.
Bank staff told police that Kinchen tried to cash a check that appeared to be fraudulent. They said they contacted the business the check was drawn on to attempt to verify its authenticity. That's when they said they learned the check was fraudulent.
Police said when they arrived, Kinchen told them in an interview that he received the checks from an unknown person.
Officers also said they found three other checks on him, each for $1,900.
A crack pipe was also discovered in Kinchen's pocket, police said.
Kinchen was charged with four counts of forgery in the second-degree, criminal attempt to commit larceny in the fourth degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was held on $20,000 surety bond and faced a judge in Manchester Superior Court on Thursday.
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