QUEENSBURY — A Whitehall man who allegedly tried to cash a forged check at a bank in Queensbury last fall has been charged with a felony, court records show.
Donald F. Hammond, 46, of Route 4, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after an investigation by the Warren County Sheriff's Office, according to court records.
Hammond allegedly tried to cash a $750 personal check on another person's account at the TD Bank branch on Quaker Road, but the staff was suspicious and did not cash the check. He left, but police were able to identify him, in part thanks to surveillance video.
Hammond has a long criminal record that includes multiple prior felony convictions. He was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail without bail but last week had a bail hearing, and bail was set by Warren County Judge John Hall at $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond.