On February 1, 2018, State Police arrested two people for stolen and forged checks following an investigation originally reported on January 8, 2018.
The 78-year-old female victim of Mooers reported that she had over $11,000 dollars taken from her personal bank account via forged checks and unauthorized ATM withdrawals. This all occurred from December 12, 2016, to November 20, 2017.
An investigation revealed that 30-year-old Heather A. Blanchard and 38-year-old Kristopher D. White, both of Mooers, cashed several of the victim’s checks at banks around Clinton County without her permission. Blanchard had been employed by the victim as a personal caretaker since 2015.
Blanchard and White were each charged with eleven counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd
degree (D felony), and one count each of Grand Larceny 3rd
degree (D felony). The pair were arraigned in the Town of Champlain Court where they were each remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond.