A local man has been accused of illegally cashing checks from his grandmother's account. Authorities say the man stole about $2,800 during a month-long period in order to fund his heroin habit.
Trevor W. English, 21, of 364 Field Station Road, Trout Run, has been charged with 34 felony counts of forgery, one for each check he allegedly cashed between Jan. 30 and Feb. 21.
William English, Trevor's father, called authorities on Feb. 22. He met with them at 213 Washington Blvd., where he explained he had been handling his mother's estate and had noticed several missing checks.
Authorities say that Trevor had been living with his grandmother for some time. William told authorities that he suspected his son may have cashed the checks, according to court records.
According to court records, Trevor sometimes cashed multiple checks in the same day. Amounts ranged between $20 and $200 - in total, he is accused of stealing $2,818.85. All 34 checks had been made out to Trevor English, records state.
On Feb. 27, Trevor came to police headquarters. There, he allegedly admitted he had forged signatures, stolen and cashed checks from his grandmother's account and "that money was used to support his heroin use," according to the affidavit.
Trevor was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman. He is incarcerated in lieu of $25,000.