Gloversville and Rotterdam men charged in Fulton County fake check scam – The Daily Gazette

FULTON COUNTY – Two men, one from Gloversville and the other from Rotterdam, have been arrested in connection with a fake check scam in Fulton County, New York State Police said.

Elijah N. Jacobs, 31, of Gloversville, and Brian H. Fernau, 31, of Rotterdam, were each arrested Wednesday in connection with the scam, police said.

Troopers were initially notified Monday by two branches of First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union in Fulton County that four fraudulent checks had been cashed at financial institutions that day, police said.

The investigation then led investigators to Jacobs and Fernau, who each had cashed two checks at banks, police said.

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Troopers then determined that Fernau attempted to cash a forged check Wednesday at a federal credit union TCT in Saratoga County, police said.

Jacobs faces two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a counterfeit instrument and third-degree robbery, felonies. Fernau faces three counts of second-degree felony possession of a counterfeit instrument, two counts of third-degree robbery, felonies and one count of attempted fourth-degree robbery, a misdemeanor.

Jacobs was arraigned and remanded to the Fulton County Correctional Facility. Fernau was arrested and released to return to court later.

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