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Crime

A Tonawanda man was charged with forgery Tuesday morning after he submitted fraudulent doctor's notes to try and excuse himself from making appearances in Tonawanda City Court, according to the City of Tonawanda Police Department. James A. Grosskopf, 32, was charged with third-degree forgery and fraudulently obtaining a signature. According to police, an investigatio…

Crime

A man who was driving a tractor flagged down a Wyoming County sheriff's deputy on Friday. Eventually, that decision led to the man's arrest on driving while intoxicated charges, officials said. Ronald A. Townsend, 67, of the Village of Wyoming, was arrested for felony DWI as well as second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument due to his use of a forged d…

Crime

An Orleans County woman was arraigned Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including forgery, identity theft and grand larceny, in an alleged scheme to forge her mother's signature on documents used to purchase a vehicle. Linda C. Feeley, 59, of Holley, was charged with six counts of forgery, along with grand larceny, identity theft and six counts of conspiracy, four cou…

Crime

A City of Tonawanda man faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to stealing more than $40,000 from his employer. Robert Kirisits, 53,  pleaded guilty to grand larceny, identity theft and forgery. Between July 2013 and July 2015,  Kiristis stole $41,236.18 from Transpo Bus Services by diverting checks into his personal bank account and writing unauthorized c…

Buffalo

A worker at Petey's Pizzaria on Forest Avenue was charged with forgery after allegedly stealing a check from the business and making it out to herself. Patti S. Platt, 50, of Rapin Place is accused of cashing the check for an unnamed sum at Bank of America on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo. Upon searching Platt, police also reported finding a black Taser in her purse. Plat…