Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
Following an investigation by BCI members at SP Mayfield and SP Saratoga, State Police have arrested 55-year-old Michael P. Bousquet of Ballston Lake, for two counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st degree, a class C felony, and the class D felonies of Grand Larceny 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd degree.
Bousquet was charged after it was determined that he had used two fraudulent checks to pay for a boat he purchased off the Facebook Marketplace. On August 2, 2020, he met the victim in Gloversville to look the boat over and then agreed to purchase the vessel, providing the victim with two endorsed cashier’s checks as payment. The victim discovered the theft after contacting the banks that the checks were drawn on, and being informed that the checks were fraudulent. The total amount of the theft was $5,600. The victim contacted State Police and Troopers were able to recover the boat in Ballston Lake.
Bousquet was taken into custody by State Police and processed at SP Mayfield. He was arraigned in Mayfield Town Court and remanded to Fulton County Jail without bail, he is due back in court on a later date.
Anyone that believes they may have additional information or may be a victim is asked to please contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at SP Mayfield (518) 661-5006.