A Gloversville man is facing multiple charges, including two felonies, after allegedly cashing a fraudulent check stolen in a domestic dispute.
According to the Gloversville Police Department, 40-year-old William L. Porter Jr. was arrested recently in Montgomery County and turned over to Gloversville police to face six charges stemming from earlier incidents.
Police say Porter was involved in a domestic dispute March 19 on Broad Street in which he allegedly stole a check from a woman’s purse after a brief physical struggle with her and fled the scene. At the time, the woman had an order of protection against Porter.
Gloversville police then received a report March 20 that Porter had forged the woman’s name and cashed the check for $350 at an NBT Bank in the city.
Warrants were issued on both occasions, as well as a third in April for failure to appear in Gloversville City Court to face a previous charge of criminal possession of stolen property.
After being arrested in Montgomery County in an unrelated incident, Porter was charged April 20 in Gloversville City Court with criminal possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny in the third degree, both felonies, as well as petit larceny, attempted assault in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree and two counts of criminal contempt in the second degree, all misdemeanors.
He was remanded to the Montgomery County Jail on $3,000 cash bail or $3,000 bond.