ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department (IPD) is reporting that they have busted a group of people involved in a forgery and check fraud scheme.

Five people have been charged with crimes related to the theft of over $25,000 from an unnamed housing agency in Ithaca. IPD released that the individuals were arrested on Dec. 19 after a thorough investigation, and appeared before the Ithaca City Court Judge Seth Peacock. 

Tyrie K. Gray, Beverly E. Heffron, Henry J. Moreno, Aliza R. Turcsik-Hines, and Ashanna L. Wilder were all named by the police as participants in the forgery and check fraud scheme. All were charged with grand larceny in the 3rd degree, a class D felony, as well as varying counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree, also a class D felony.

With the charges not being bail eligible, the individuals were reported as having been released.

Jimmy Jordan

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