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Sag Harbor Police: Pair Cashed Stolen Checks for $3,000

Ronkonkoma residents face felony larceny and forgery charges.

Sag Harbor Village police have arrested a pair of Ronkonkoma residents accused of stealing a man's checkbook in Sag Harbor and cashing checks for a total of $3,330.

Police said 22-year-old Nicholas Marino and 23-year-old Kathleen Danielson, who live together, stole the Capital One checkbook containing 19 blank checks on Dec. 5, 2012. They then endorsed 17 of the checks and cashed in, according to arrest reports.

They were arrested Thursday at the Suffolk County Police Fifth Precint then brought to Sag Harbor Village police headquarters to be processed and held overnight for arraignment.

When Marino was searched during his arrest, the two remaining checks, which had been reported stolen, were found in his possession, police said.

Marino was charged with grand larceny in the third degree and forgery in the second degree, both felonies, as well as two counts of criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor.

Danielson faces 16 counts of second-degree forgery and one count of third-degree grand larceny.

According to the Sag Harbor Express, the pair was arraigned Friday before Justice Andrea Schiavoni, who ordered Danielson held in lieu of $40,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond, and Marino held in lieu of $30,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. The Express reports that Schiavoni acted on the reccomendatoon of the Suffolk County district attorney's office, because the pair have a number of open charges in other jurisdictions.

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