State Police: Rome man forged checks at two businesses in West Leyden

By WKTV News

WEST LEYDEN, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome man is accused of passing stolen and forged checks in Lewis County. A State Police Investigation led to the arrest of 40-year-old Mark Kohn.

Kohn is accused of passing stolen and forged checks at the Hilltop Market and the Milkplant Tavern in West Leyden between April and August of 2011.

Kohn is charged with six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, a class D Felony.

Kohn was arrested on February 10, 2012 and was arraigned in the Town of Turin Court, where bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. Kohn was taken to the Lewis County Correctional Facility and is scheduled to reappear in court at a later date.

The arrest was a result of a joint investigation between State Police and the Rome Police Department.

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