Deputy Rob Ellis of the Sheriff’s Springville substation received a complaint of a Personal Care Aid fraudulently making and cashing checks without the complainant’s permission. Within 30 minutes, officials from the Cattaraugus County Bank in Springville alerted Sheriff’s 911 that a woman was attempting to cash a check on an account that had been cancelled by the complainant. Deputy Dave Barbaritz of the Sheriff’s Chestnut Ridge Station and Deputy Chris Lysy of the Sheriff’s Colden substation responded to the bank and took the suspect into custody. At the conclusion of their investigation, Deputy Barbaritz and Deputy Ellis charged Michelle L. Perrington, age 22 of Delevan, NY with PL 170.10-4 Forgery 2nd (D Felony), PL 170.25 Possession Of A Forged Instrument 2nd (D Felony) and PL 155.25 Petit Larceny (A Misdemeanor).
Ms. Perrington was arraigned by Judge Gibbon at the Town of Concord court and was conditionally released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to return at a later date for further proceedings.