Police on Nov. 5 arrested a 31-year-old Stamford man and charged him with third-degree forgery. At about 6:18 p.m. on that Sunday, an officer on patrol stopped the car the man was driving because it was not registered, according to a police report. Through a subsequent investigation, authorities established probable cause to bring the misdemeanor charge against the man, who was driving, the report said. 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 falsifying a marker plate, operating a motor vehicle without a license, illegal operation of a motor vehicle without insurance and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.