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Bronx Native Charged In Scarsdale For Fraudulent Checks

The Scarsdale Police Department was busy this week, making several arrests.
The Scarsdale Police Department was busy this week, making several arrests. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A Bronx native surrendered to Scarsdale police last week on felony charges of grand larceny after being convinced by an investigating detective to do so, police said.

According to the police report, Krystal Judge, 21, was charged with a felony charge of fourth degree grand larceny and third degree possession of a forged instrument, a misdemeanor, crimes which she admitted to.

Detectives worked with Judge to get her to confess and turn herself in, going so far as to pick her up at the Hartsdale Train Station before bringing her to police headquarters, officials said.

On Sept. 19, Judge entered three separate Chase Bank branches within New York City in possession of a fraudulent business check belonging to “Chase Road Partners, LLC.” and “Savona Restaurant,” in Scarsdale, police said. In all, the defendant received $2,275.24 in monies she wasn’t entitled to, police said.

Police said that all three checks were made payable to Judge, and each bore her signature, authorizing the payment. Judge admitted all of the allegations to police, officials said. After signing her confession, she was arrested and released on $200 bail. She is due back in court on Oct. 2.

Scarsdale police officials are continuing the investigation to identify other suspects who have cashed additional checks.

Also on the Scarsdale Police blotter from Sept. 23 through Sept. 30:

  • A Parkfield Road resident alerted police on Sunday morning that an unknown vehicle drove onto her lawn overnight, damaging the grass and a recently planted tree. The victim said she went to sleep at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, and she found the damage at 7:30 a.m. the next morning.
  • Ariella Cornely, 22, of Cortlandt Manor, was arrested on Friday after she was found driving a vehicle with a suspended registration, police said. The registration was suspended on April 26 for “insurance lapse,” which was discovered after a traffic stop on Grand Boulevard. A DMV check found that Cornely’s license was also suspended. She was charged with misdemeanor counts of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. The defendant was released on $250 bail. She is due back in court on Sept. 2.

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