A Bronx man is being held on a $10,000 court-appearance bond for depositing a forged check from a Stamford doctor into his checking account in early 2018.
Joseph Ampofo, 21, was charged Thursday with third-degree larceny and second-degree forgery.
According to his two-page arrest affidavit, a front desk worker for a Strawberry Hill doctor called police on January 09, 2018 to report that a check that had originally been written out to Pitney-Bowes for $6.94 had been cashed in New York for $4,957.
A search warrant turned over to TD Bank, where the check was cashed, revealed that the check was deposited into Ampofo’s bank account. After being deposited, the majority of the funds were transferred to another checking account.
Stamford police investigator Michael Stempien figured out that there were three charges made on a debit card linked to the account. He found that the account was used to pay a $199 bill at the Microsoft Store, a $19.50 iTunes bill and a $424 purchase at Best Buy.
Ampofo turned himself over to police early Thursday morning and will be arraigned Thursday afternoon at the Stamford courthouse.