Utica man accused of check fraud

It wasn’t too hard for Utica Police to track down a man accused of check fraud because law enforcers said he left behind his I.D. at the bank.

Police said Kevin True, 28, of Baker Avenue, cashed numerous checks on the account of a 99-year-old woman at the Bank of Utica, stealing roughly $3,500 over the past few weeks. The bank noticed the suspicious activity and contacted authorities. Authorities said True returned to the bank to cash another check. The teller started asking him questions and police said True fled — only to leave his identification behind.

True was charged with third-degree grand larceny and possession of a forged instrument, police stated.