A Hudson Valley teen is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing checks from a family member and writing the checks out to herself.

A 16-year-old from Saugerties was arrested following an investigation by the Saugerties Police Detective Division into a reported larceny of bank checks from a home on Appletree Drive in the Town of Saugerties.

Detectives believe that a 16-year-old girl stole five bank checks from a family member.

The teen then forged the signature of the check’s owner on each check, filled the checks out in her name, deposited the checks at a local bank and received cash.

The 16-year-old was charged with forgery, a felony and criminal possession of stolen property misdemeanor. She was arraigned in the Village of Saugerties Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

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