DENISE A. RAYMO
MALONE — A Brainardsville woman on parole for forging checks taken from an elderly woman faces similar charges once again.
Erin M. Secore, 28, was arrested Friday by Malone-based State Police and charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, stemming from an incident June 17, 2011.
She reportedly worked as a housekeeper for an 84-year-old Canadian man living in the Chateaugay Lake area who discovered some of his checks were missing last summer.
Secore allegedly filled out $800 worth of checks and cashed them, police said.
She was arraigned Friday in Town of Malone Court before Judge Michael Lamitie and sent to Franklin County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 insurance bond.
Jail officials said $20,000 bond was posted Monday, and she was released.
Secore is on parole following her release from Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Chautauqua on March 8.
She had been sentenced in July 2011 to two consecutive 2-⅓-to-seven-year terms in state prison for two counts of second-degree forgery for stealing and cashing $2,500 in checks from a 99-year-old Chateaugay woman she had been tending as a home-health aide.
Prosecutors say her participation in Shock Incarceration reduced her prison time to seven months.
The Chateaugay Lake man's case occurred before the one involving the Chateaugay woman, but the latter case went to court first, as the investigation into the earlier incident continued, police said.
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