NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – NBT Bank is out more than $10,000 after a fraudulent check scheme was discovered over the past month.
According to New Hartford police, 36-year-old Justin J. Vanderhoof allegedly deposited several bad checks into an NBT account at the Seneca Turnpike location starting in May. After each deposit, police say the money would be withdrawn in different ways shortly after.
When NBT Bank realized there were no funds in the account the checks came from, they contacted police to report the theft.
Following an investigation, Vanderhoof was arrested on June 17 and charged with third-degree grand larceny, a D felony.
He was held at the Oneida County jail after his arraignment.