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Utica man faces grand larceny, other charges

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A 38-year-old Utica man faces several charges after he allegedly stole a check and cashed it, New Hartford Police said.

Marc J. Czternastek, 38, is charged with felony grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument, as well as misdemeanor petit larceny and false personation.

According to authorities, New Hartford Police responded to Sears at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday after it was reported that a man was in custody with loss prevention after he was caught shoplifting. When police arrived, Czternastek allegedly provided a Connecticut driver's license with another man's name and said that was him.

One of the officers knew who Czternastek was because he was investigating a report of a stolen check with the same suspect. After an interview, police determined Czternastek allegedly stole a check from a business mailbox in New Hartford, signed and cashed the check at a Utica bank and received a little more than $1,600.

Czternastek was sent to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. The investigation continues and more charges may be filed.

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