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Friel: Man tried to cash bad check at local bank

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HAMMONTON—A Delaware man who tried to cash a bad check at a bank located on the 700 block of 12th Street at 12:23 p.m. on January 18 was arrested by police, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of 12th Street regarding a man attempting to cash a fraudulent check, Friel said.

“Officer Dalton Scola responded and upon arrival, observed a man arguing with a bank employee,” Friel said.

The man was identified as Wilbert Chapman, 69, of Wilmington, Del., Friel said.

“Mr. Chapman was attempting to cash a check that the bank had contacted the company the check was issued from. The company confirmed the check number, but the name on the check and the amount of which the check was to be drawn were not correct,” Friel said.

Chapman was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and released pending a court appearance, Friel said.

Friel said Scola was the investigating and arresting officer.

In other police news, at 11 a.m. on January 21 on the 500 block of S. White Horse Pike (Route 30), police responded to check the well-being of a subject, Friel said.

“The subject was fine, but the other subject on scene, Christopher Tomasello, 28, of Hammonton, was found to have two active warrants, one from Berlin Borough with no bail amount and the other from Winslow Township for $550,” Friel said.

Tomasello was transported to police headquarters for processing and was turned over to Berlin Borough Police Department on the no-bail warrant, Friel said.

Friel said Officer John Amendolia III was the investigating and arresting officer.

This report is comprised of arrests and investigations made by the men and women of local enforcement. All suspects and arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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