Branchport woman cashed check that wasn’t hers

On Wednesday, Penn Yan Village Police arrested Sarah L. Clark, age 31 of Italy Hill Turnpike in Branchport, and charged her with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D Felony, and petit larceny.The arrest was made on two warrants that were issued stemming from separate incidents that occurred earlier this year.The first incident occurred in March and involved Clark altering and cashing a check for $250 that was mistakenly sent to her mailbox. She cashed the check at the Tavern in Penn Yan. Then, in June, Clark allegedly stole property, including checks, from a friend’s vehicle.She was arraigned on both charges in Village Court and released to appear at a later date.

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