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Ledyard police charge man with cashing stolen checks

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published December 05. 2013 4:00PM   Updated December 06. 2013 12:15AM

Ledyard — A former Norwich man already facing a host of criminal charges related to allegations that he had cashed stolen checks was arrested again Thursday by Ledyard police on similar charges.

Benjamin Iliff, 23, was arrested on a warrant and charged with 18 counts of third-degree forgery and 17 counts of sixth-degree larceny. The charges stem from a Ledyard police investigation into the theft and forgery of checks from an individual known to Iliff, according to a statement from Ledyard Police Lt. Michael T. Finkelstein.

He is due to appear Dec. 20 in New London Superior Court on the latest arrest.

At the time of his arrest, Iliff was free on bond from an arrest in October by state police. In that case, police said he faces seven counts each of third-degree forgery and sixth-degree larceny for allegedly stealing checks from a Gales Ferry residence and cashing them at numerous banks in southeastern Connecticut.

He also has a pending second-degree larceny charge from an arrest in 2012, court records show.

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