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Man Charged With Felony Forgery for Checks

According to Narragansett police, Stephen Zukauskas, 23, tried to use two checks from a family member’s account to illegally pay his rent.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the Narragansett Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Stephen M. Zukauskas, 23, of 813 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, was arrested at about 6:55 p.m. on March 26 and charged with two felony counts of forgery and two misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen goods.

Police said Fourth Division District Court and Sixth Division District Court warrants were also out for Zukauskas’ arrest.

According to police, they received a report from an employee at Durkin Cottage Realty that two checks the business had received from Zukauskas had been reported as stolen by Washington Trust and the Pawtucket Credit Union. Police said each check was for $450.

Police said they went to Zukauskas’ home at 5:35 p.m., and were told by his girlfriend that he would be back in about 90 minutes. Police said they were called back by Zukauskas at about 6:55 p.m., at which point he was arrested without incident.

According to police, when questioned about the checks, Zukauskas admitted to stealing them from a family member in order to pay for his rent. Police said he was held for arraignment at Fourth Division District Court at 9 a.m. on March 27.

According to online records, Zukauskas has three previous arrests, all related to driver’s license violations:

  • In January 2012, Zukauskas pleaded no contest to a Charlestown police charge of driving with a suspended license. He was ordered to pay a fine.
  • In December 2012, Zukauskas pleaded no contest to a Narragansett police charge of driving with a suspended license. He was ordered to pay a fine.
  • In August 2009, Zukauskas pleaded no contest to a North Providence police charge of driving with a suspended license. He was ordered to pay court costs.

Felony screening is scheduled for May 7 for Zukauskas’ Narragansett charges. Providence police felony charges for forgery and larceny greater than $1,500 are also pending against him, with a pre-trial conference scheduled for May 2.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from Narragansett police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters on Caswell Street. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com.

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