GLASTONBURY – A married couple from Colchester who attempted to pay for a house with a fake check for nearly $500,000 was arrested Thursday, police said.
Kimberly and Scott Gross, both 41, allegedly gave an altered check for $472,204 to a Glastonbury attorney in February for house they hoped to own in Colchester.
The attorney noticed something was amiss when the cashier’s check began to peel apart. Police say the couple had manipulated the numbers on an authentic check and pasted it on top of a fake check.
A real estate agent then asked for proof funds and the couple supplied a forged bank statement, police said.
Kimberly and Scott Gross turned themselves in. They were charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, second-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit second-degree forgery, third-degree forgery and conspiracy to commit third-degree forgery.
They were released on bond and are scheduled to appear June 19 at Superior Court in Manchester.
By Hilda Munoz, Hartford Courant