Forgery Charge for Man, 33


Police last week arrested a 33-year-old Bridgeport man and charged him with third-degree forgery and a number of motor vehicle-related offenses.

At about 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle on Route 123 at Old Kings Highway with no visible license plate, according to a police report.

During a subsequent stop, the officer identified the driver and established probable cause for an arrest on misdemeanor charges.

Under state law, a person is guilty of third-degree forgery “when, with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, he falsely makes, completes or alters a written instrument, or issues or possesses any written instrument which he knows to be forged.”

He also was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, illegal operation of a motor vehicle without insurance, failure to display plates, failure to reinstate a license and falsifying a license plate.

He was released after promising to appear Feb. 16 in state Superior Court.

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