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March 6, 2014

Police Log: March 6, 2014 — Felony arrest

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh man was charged Feb. 7 with possession of a forged instrument.

James M. Laduke Jr., 20, of Plattsburgh stole a check from his father, forged his signature and cashed it for $120 at the Wal-Mart in Plattsburgh, State Police said.

Laduke was charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument, a felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, and petit larceny.

He was arraigned in Peru Town Court and was sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Robin Caudell

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