NEWINGTON – Two men were arrested for allegedly cashing fraudulent checks in April at a Webster Bank in town.
Brent Orent Jr., 36, of Terryville was arrested Tuesday and Kesner Decordova, 39, of Bloomfield, was arrested on Aug. 7.
According to a fraud investigator at Webster Bank, Orten Jr. used his driver’s license to cash a check worth $1,871.43 and Decordova used his ID card to cash a check in the amount of $986.12 at the bank located at 3180 Berlin Turnpike, court documents said. Security footage from the bank showed the two men.
The checks were from a Hartford based plumbing company, according to the documents. The owner of the business went to police to report the incident after receiving notification from Webster Bank of the fraudulent activity. The owner had no idea how his information was stolen and how the two got the checks with the company name on them.
Webster Bank refunded the business owner who is now considered the victim in the case.
The two claim they were approached by an unidentified male at the McDonalds on the Turnpike in town as a way to make some quick cash by cashing some checks for him, according to court documents.
Orent Jr. is charged with fourth-degree larceny and due back in court on Sept. 20. He was ordered held on $5,000 bond with a 10 percent cash option during his arraignment on Tuesday.
Decordova is charged with fifth-degree larceny and is due in New Britain Superior Court on Sept. 10. He was released on a written promise to appear during his arraignment last week.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.