Ontario County and JPMorgan Chase Bank have settled over fraudulent checks that were drawn from a county account over a span of weeks.
In June, the bank notified the county of two potentially fraudulent checks charged against a county account, according to the Finger Lakes Times. The payee was not identified, and there was incorrect information on the checks that made them obviously fraudulent.
Court papers obtained by the FLT indicated that the county notified the bank about the fraudulent checks. Then determined that there were more than a dozen others.
Chase reversed some of the charges initially, but as more checks were discovered – reversal had not taken place.
Following an investigation it was determined there were 21 unauthorized checks charged against a county account from May 31st to July 12th that had not been reversed.
County officials wouldn’t confirm to the FLT if there was a criminal investigation into the matter unfolding, or how much the settlement was worth.
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