NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man has been arrested and charged with forging more than $5,000 in checks from his grandfather’s Norwalk-based business.
Derek Denner, 24, was charged with two counts of third-degree forgery and two counts of third-degree larceny after he surrendered to police Tuesday. He was also charged with two counts of failure to appear in court.
The arrest stems from a complaint police said they received on Oct. 5 from Denner’s grandfather. He told police that he noticed that a check from his business was missing, and that, when he checked with his bank, he found out the check had been made out to Denner in the amount of $2,500. Denner had stopped by the business a couple days before, and apparently forged his grandfather’s signature on the check, police said. Further investigation revealed that Denner had also cashed two more checks from the company for a total amount of $5,375.36, according to police reports.
Police said they also checked with one of Denner’s former employers, who said Denner was no longer welcome there because he was thought to be forging checks. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he surrendered on Tuesday.