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

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

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…
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Malnourished horse found at Glen residence; Fultonville woman charged, Montgomery Co. Sheriff says

Malnourished horse found at Glen residence; Fultonville woman charged, Montgomery Co. Sheriff says

GLEN - A malnourished horse was discovered at a Glen farm and the woman identified as its owner has now been charged, Montgomery County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday.Vicky Ferguson, 45, of Fultonville, was charged Wednesday with failure to provide proper sustenance, a misdemeanor, officials said.The investigation began Tuesday when officials received a report of possible animal neglect at a residence in Glen, officials said.An investigation then located several horses there, one of which "was significantly malnourished and had not been provided veterinary care in an extended period of time," officials wrote in a release.Investigators then identified Ferguson as the owner…
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