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March 19, 2020

Royalton Barracks / Check Fraud

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B200928

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jeremy Lyon                            

STATION: VSP Royalton                    

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 3/18/2020 @ 1349 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 5, Hartland

VIOLATION: Uttering Forged Instrument

ACCUSED: Giovanni W. Joseph                                              

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Dix Hills, NY

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 3/18/2020 at approximately 1349 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Royalton Barracks responded to a local convenience store on US Route 5 in the Town of Hartland after receiving reports of a man attempted to cash a fictitious or altered check at a nearby bank. Troopers were able to locate the male and associated vehicle at the gas pumps of a local convenience store. During the investigation and through evidence at the scene, Troopers determined Giovanni Joseph of Dix Hills, NY had attempted to cash the fictitious or altered check at the nearby bank. Joseph was taken into custody and transported to the Royalton Barracks for processing. Joseph was released on citation to appear at the Windsor County Superior Court at a later date.

The investigation is currently on going and anyone with information regarding mail theft, check theft, or further attempts of check cashing is asked to contact Trooper Lyon at 802-234-9933.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 6/30/2020 @ 0800 hours           

COURT: Windsor County Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE

 

 

 

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the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.