Montgomery County Sheriff: Broadalbin man charged in nearly $3K fraudulent check case in town of Amsterdam


Elijah N. Jacobs – Credit: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — A Broadalbin man has been arrested in a case in which he is accused of attempting to cash a nearly $3,000 fraudulent check, Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials said. 

Elijah N. Jacobs, 31, was charged Tuesday with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and misdemeanor fourth-degree attempted grand larceny, officials said.

The investigation began in August as investigators received a complaint that Jacobs had attempted to cash a fraudulent check totaling $2,953.19, according to officials.

Investigators credited bank staff with detecting security issues with the check, declining the transaction and alerting police. 

The investigation then identified Jacobs as the person who attempted to cash the fraudulent check and a warrant was issued for his arrest, officials said.

Jacobs was arraigned and ordered held, according to officials.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by county District Attorney Lorraine Diamond and the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

By Steven Cook

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