Reynoldsville Man Accused of Stealing, Attempting to Cash Check at Local Bank

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A Reynoldsville man is facing criminal charges after stealing and forging a check.

Court documents indicate the Reynoldsville Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 54-year-old Donald Emerson Pompa, of Reynoldsville.

According to a criminal complaint, on Monday, March 5, a known man arrived at the Reynoldsville Borough Police Station to report a theft. He stated that Donald Pompa was at his residence around 5:30 a.m. and removed a check from his checkbook, wrote it out to himself in the amount of $150.00, and tried to cash it later that day at a bank in Reynoldsville.

The bank called the victim, and he told them he had not written it to Pompa and not to cash it.

The complaint states that around 1:00 p.m, Officer Murray spoke to the bank teller who stated that when Pompa attempted to cash the check, he provided her with his driver’s license. The teller suspected something was not right, so she contacted the victim.

Officer Murray contacted Pompa, who at first claimed that the victim wrote the check, but later allegedly admitted that he took the check from the victim’s residence, wrote it out, and signed it himself. He also allegedly admitted that he went to the bank around 9:05 a.m., where he tried to cash the check, according to the complaint.

The following charges were filed against Pompa on Tuesday, March 5, at Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana’s office:

– Forgery – Alter Writing, Felony 2
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2

Pompa is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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