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Falls man pleads guilty to stealing, forging checks in Wilson

LOCKPORT – Robert L. Brzezinski of Niagara Falls admitted Tuesday that he stole blank checks from a Wilson woman and netted $175 in cash by forging them.

Brzezinski, 34, of Walnut Avenue, pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery and was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

On Sept. 2, he cashed a check at First Niagara Bank, to which he must pay $175 in restitution. The Wilson woman was receiving in-home care from Brzezinski’s girlfriend, and he did some odd jobs for the woman.

If Brzezinski fails in drug treatment, he risks up to seven years in prison. If he succeeds, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor with a non-jail sentence.

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