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Cops: Bellmore man cashed $26,000 in fraudulent checks

A Bellmore man accused of cashing fraudulent checks for about $26,000 was charged Thursday with grand larceny, Nassau police said.

Zafar Furhad, 44, of 9 Pettit Place, deposited the checks into his account at a Merrick bank between April 1 and 9, police said.

Police said Furhad then transferred the money into a second account and used a cashier's check to withdraw the funds, police said.

Furhad was arrested early Thursday and arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead.

Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. His next court date is Tuesday.

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