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Bronx man accused of trying to cash forged check in East Rockaway

Vicente Lazo, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested

Vicente Lazo, 25, of the Bronx, was arrested on charges of possession of a forged instrument after he attempted to cash a fraudulent check at a bank Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in East Rockaway, police said. Credit: NCPD

A Bronx man was arrested on charges of second-degree possession of a forged instrument after he attempted to cash a fraudulent check at a bank Thursday afternoon in East Rockaway, police said.

Vicente Lazo, 25, of 1428 Webster Ave., was arrested by Nassau County police as he waited for the check to be cashed at the Bank of America branch on Main Street at 3:30 p.m. He faces arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said Lazo entered the bank and presented the check, in the name of a real estate trust company for the amount of $4,600, to a teller -- requesting the check be cashed.

But, the bank determined the information on the check was fraudulent and contacted police, who responded and arrested Lazo as he waited for the check to be cashed, police said.

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