SOUTHINGTON - An Enfield man has been sentenced to four months in prison for forging two checks, defrauding a local business out of almost $9,000.
Thomas Foss, 46, accepted a plea deal in Bristol Superior Court on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree larceny.
As part of an agreement with state prosecutors, one count of third-degree forgery was dropped.
Foss was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison, suspended after service of four months, and three years of probation.
According to the arrest warrant, Foss cashed two forged checks, worth a total of $8,903, against a bank account belonging to Air Temp Mechanical Solutions, located at 360 Captain Lewis Drive. The president of the company contacted police on Feb. 19, reporting the fraud.
The forged checks, according to police, were made out to Foss. Investigators were able to get surveillance footage from the bank when the checks were cashed. Police said the suspect in the surveillance appeared to be Foss.
Police tried calling Foss during the investigation, but their calls were not returned.
According to police, Foss’ criminal history includes extensive arrests for a number of larceny charges, a forgery charge and other offenses.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.