Police: West Haven Man Charged After Stealing Checkbook, Cashing In on Over $3,000

Police said a burglary in Berlin allowed Andrew Foss to walk away with over $3,000 and other items including a pick-up truck and various personal belongings valued at $800.

Credit: Patch.
Credit: Patch.
A West Haven man is being charged in connection with a Berlin home burglary that allowed him to make off with a pick-up truck, $800 in personal belongings and eventually steal more than $3,000 from an unnamed victim through illegally written checks.

Berlin police last week served a warrant on 26-year-old Andrew Foss after the West Haven man turned himself in to officers on Oct. 17.

Foss, of 950 Campbell Ave., is facing a slew of charges including third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny and 10 counts of second-degree forgery. He was released following arraignment and is due back in New Britain Superior court to face the charges in November, according to court records.

Deputy Chief John Klett said the case stems from an incident earlier this year in which an investigation alleged that Foss entered the home of the victim after learning information in conversations with a friend of a friend.

He was able to obtain keys to the owner's pick-up truck, the homeowner's checkbook and several other items.

"The forged checks were in excess of $3400, a pickup truck was stolen but recovered and several other items of property were taken with an approximate value of $800," Klett said.

Klett said many of the checks were cashed in Newington, where Foss will face additional charges for numerous counts of issuing a bad check.

The West Haven resident is also facing similar charges, including forgery and larceny, stemming from cases out of Glastonbury in August of this year. He had entered not guilty pleas to the case and is due in court for those charges on Nov. 6, according to court records.

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