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$1.7 million in fake checks from Nigeria lead to arrest in Schenectady

358 found in package from Nigeria

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A package bound from Nigeria to Schenectady and intercepted by customs officials helped land a New York City man in federal custody over fake cashier’s checks earlier this month. In all, the cashier’s checks in the package numbered 358, each with a face value of $4,950 — amounting to more than $1.7 million worth of counterfeit checks, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Albany. Ultimately charged with conspiring to possess the fake ...

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wmarincic
December 28, 2012
7:35 a.m.
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jpatrick
December 28, 2012
9:39 a.m.

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irene58
December 28, 2012
10:59 a.m.

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So if he was already stopped with $21,000 in phony checks in August, why was he still walking around? People arrested for possessing weed end up with jail time, and this guy just goes on doing what he does best apparently.

Hope he's enjoying jail accomodations this time.

JIMOCONNOR
December 28, 2012
3:27 p.m.

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is it wat, what, or watt...good there's no literacy tests in ny.

wmarincic
December 28, 2012
6:08 p.m.
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