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Falls man indicted in stolen check case

LOCKPORT – Robert L. Brzezinski, 34, of Walnut Avenue, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty Monday in Niagara County Court to an indictment accusing him of stealing and forging checks.

He is accused of forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and identity theft, all in the second degree, as well as petit larceny. He allegedly netted less than $200 with the checks, Assistant District Attorney John N. Philipps Jr. said.

Brzezinski was the boyfriend of a home care aide who enlisted him to do some maintenance work at the home of a disabled Wilson woman. He allegedly stole the blank checks while the aide was taking the woman on an outing, Philipps said. The checks were presented at a bank Sept. 2.