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Groveton man allegedly forged grandmother's name to steal from a charity


April 24, 2013
BRADFORD, Vt. — Anthony Morris, 26, of Groveton is alleged to have stolen several checks from the home of the treasurer of the Bradford Family Readiness Group, a local non-profit charity that supports the families of deployed National Guard members who are deployed out of country, according to a press release e-mailed to reporters by Det. Sgt. Jacob P. Zorn of the Vermont State Police at Troop "B" in Bradford.

The treasurer was identified as Morris' grandmother, and the accused man is alleged to have been able to cash the checks by forging her signature.

Morris is alleged to have withdrawn a total of $860 from the Group's account between March 19 and March 26.

It was on April 1 that security officers at the Wells River Saving Bank first notified Vermont State Police of their suspicion that several forged checks had been cashed from the Readiness Group's account at both the Fairlee and Bradford branches of the Wells River Savings Bank.

Morris is scheduled to appear on May 29 in the Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea, Vt., to answer to the charges of False Pretenses (passing a forged check) and Petit Larceny.

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