Man admits to forging and cashing check in Batavia
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 16, 2012 - 4:39pm
Former Batavia resident Richard Lee Matson admitted in Genesee County Court today that he possessed and cashed a forged check.
The plea satisfies up to 15 such charges for which Matson will be required to make $4,500 in restitution.
Matson was arrested in July and accused of cashing forged checks in both the town and City of Batavia.
The Class D felony conviction carries a possible sentence of two-and-a-third to seven years in prison and as part of the plea, there is no sentence cap.
In court today, when asked, Matson told the court clerk he now lives at an address on Tracey Avenue in Northshire.
Sentencing is set for Jan. 9 and Matson is out of jail under supervision of Genesee Justice in the meantime.