Yorktown Police: Man Accused Of Writing Bad Checks

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A Carmel man was charged with several misdemeanors Tuesday after, Yorktown police said, he wrote checks on a closed account.
A Carmel man was charged with several misdemeanors Tuesday after, Yorktown police said, he wrote checks on a closed account. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. ‒ A 34-year-old Carmel man accused of writing bad checks in Yorktown was charged Tuesday with three counts of misdemeanor petty larceny and misdemeanor issuing a bad check, police said.

In late 2012, police received three complaints from victims who allegedly received checks written on a closed account by Jason Bennett. Police were unable to locate Bennett and an arrest warrant was issued.

Bennett was located Tuesday in Putnam County Jail, where police said he was being held on unrelated charges. He was arraigned at Yorktown Justice Court before Judge Sal Lagonia and bail was set at $5,000 cash. Bennett was returned to Putnam County Jail and is due back in court March 21.

In other Yorktown police blotter news:

  • A Feb. 14 car accident on Route 6 led to the arrest of Carol Dunkley, 29, of Peekskill, who police said was driving with a suspended license. Dunkley was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, a misdemeanor. Police said her license had been suspended nine times for failure to answer summonses, failure to pay fines, and other violations. She was processed at Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where she was being treated for injuries. Dunkley is scheduled to appear in court March 19.
  • Ana Salazar, 48, of Mahopac, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor petty larceny for allegedly taking three pairs of earrings from a Sears display in the Jefferson Valley Mall, police said. Salazar is accused of putting the earrings ‒ valued at $48 ‒ in her handbag and leaving the store, according to the report. She was processed at Yorktown Justice Court and is scheduled to return March 21.
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