Montgomery man forged $13,000 in business checks, cops say

Kip Banks Jr., 22, of Montgomery, allegedly forged Kip Banks Jr., 22, of Montgomery, allegedly forged $13,000 worth of checks, authorities said. (Oct. 18, 2012) Photo Credit: New York State Police

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An Orange County man faces larceny and forgery charges after stealing more than $13,000 from a Sullivan County business in August, police said Thursday.

Kip Banks Jr., 22, of Montgomery, was charged with third-degree grand larceny and second-degree possession of a forged instrument, both felonies, and misdemeanor fifth-degree possession of stolen property, State Police at Wurtsboro said in a statement Thursday.

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Between Aug. 17 and Aug. 29 this year, Banks allegedly forged and cashed stolen checks from a business near Bloomingburg which police did not identify. After an investigation, State Police arrested him Thursday morning.

He was arraigned Thursday before Mamakating Town Justice Marcelle Matthews and sent to the Sullivan County jail without bail. No further court information for Banks was immediately available Thursday.

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