True T. Spencer, 20, New London, is charged with two counts forgery and one county forgery as party to a crime.
On Feb. 20, a New London business owner told investigators $2,000 in cash had been stolen from his sock drawer two weeks earlier.
After he found discrepancies in his checking account, the man discovered a safe with his checks and several documents had also been stolen. He found that several of his checks, totaling $3,160, had been made out to Spencer with the man’s forged signature.
According to the criminal complaint, video surveillance from the First State Bank drive-through in New London shows Spencer cashing the checks on Feb. 10 and Feb. 23. On Feb. 12, he was a passenger in the vehicle, and the driver is seen handing cash from the transaction to Spencer.
On Feb. 24, Spencer’s mother reportedly called police and said the bank had contacted her about the forged checks. She told police that she and Spencer were meeting with the bank to arrange payment, the complaint says.
On March 4, the victim went to the New London Police Department and showed them Facebook messages allegedly from Spencer, apologizing for stealing the checks.