Forgery Charge for Man, 37


Police on Saturday arrested a 37-year-old Waterbury man and charged him with third-degree forgery and a number of motor vehicle-related violations.

At about 4:52 p.m. on March 30, an officer on patrol spotted a car on South Avenue with temporary license plates that did not belong to the vehicle, according to a police report.

During a subsequent stop, the officer identified the driver and established probable cause for the misdemeanor forgery charge. Under state law, a person is guilty of third-degree forgery if he or she “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.”

The man also was cited for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, illegal operation of a motor vehicle without minimum insurance, driving without a license and falsifying a license.

He was released after promising to appear April 12 in state Superior Court.

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