Schenectady man arrested on check fraud charges

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York State Police and Schenectady County District Attorney report the arrest of Winston D. Halliburton, 28, of Schenectady on eight charges related to a check fraud scheme.

Starting in May 2020, police say their investigation showed that Halliburton deposited stolen and forged checks into bank accounts for his personal benefit. They say he withdrew $105,840.40 for his own use, out of a total of more than $115,000 in fraudulent checks that he deposited.

The felony charges against Halliburton span the three separate jurisdictions of Schenectady, Rotterdam, and Niskayuna. They include:

  • Second-degree grand larceny
  • Second-degree criminal possession of stolen property
  • Second-degree possession of a forged instrument

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