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Resident reports alleged theft of $42,000 by forgery

Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:30 PM

New Albany police are investigating the theft of $42,000 from a New Albany resident that occurred over a two-year period, from December 2011 to December 2013.

The victim, who lives in the 4000 block of Queen Anne Street, reported the crime at 8:37 a.m. Dec. 12.

The victim provided the police department with information from a bank that shows an employee took the money by altering checks written by the resident, the police report said.

The resident claims the employee added a zero to 42 checks, collecting more than was owed.

The victim was contacted by the bank that discovered the forgeries, the police report said.

No suspects currently have been arrested.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* Police are investigating the theft of nine steel posts and five windows valued at more than $2,000 between 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 8 a.m. Dec. 12 from a construction site in the 8000 block of Marwithe Court.

* Police arrested a 47-year-old man for domestic violence and assault at 12:49 a.m. Dec. 15 in the 8000 block of Parsons Pass.