Hagerstown man accused of forgery

March 20, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

A 31-year-old Hagerstown man was held in lieu of $15,000 bond by a District Court commissioner Friday on charges that he stole 13 checks and cashed 10 of them in area food stores.

Patrick Thomas Cook, of the 18600 block of Rocksbury Road, was arrested Friday. The forged checks, which totaled $2,114, were cashed in March 1993, police said.

Mr. Cook faces 32 charges of forgery, theft and uttering false documents by cashing the checks within a 17-day period.

The first check was cashed at the Giant Food store in Westminster on March 7, according to documents filed in District Court.

Three more checks were passed at the Giant, two at Martin's Food Market in the 140 Village Shopping Center, one at at the Weis Market in Westminster and two at the Weis Market in Hampstead, the court papers say.

Police said the checks were stolen from Jon Farrell, of the 1300 block of Arnold Road.

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