---- — BURKE — An Albany man was charged with forgery and petit larceny Jan. 11 for allegedly cashing forged checks.
On Jan. 8, Joseph S. Linsley, 35, allegedly took a check from a person with whom he was staying in the Town of Burke, forged it, making it out for $300, and cashed it at Key Bank in Chateaugay, Malone-based State Police said.
Linsley was charged with second-degree forgery, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing a motorcycle helmet from the residence in which he was staying, police said.
For the forgery charge, Linsley was released to the supervision of the New York State Probation Department and ordered to appear in the Chateaugay Town Court on Jan. 14, police said
For the petit larceny charge, Linsley was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Burke Town Court at a later date, police said.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg