Home burglary suspect cashes in over $95,000 in stolen checks, police say
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – After a Cordoba home was robbed of numerous items, including checkbooks, bank records revealed the suspect cashed the stolen checks for three months.
On June 17, the landlord told police his house on Humphrey Road had been burgled in the past week. He said he had various items stolen from his residence, including appliances, televisions, auto parts and checkbooks.
The victim said about 50 checks were stolen and more than $100,000 was missing from his bank accounts.
His credit union provided photos of the stolen checks, 44 of which bore the name “Andrew Vescovi.”
The owner said he didn’t recognize that name and didn’t do the checks.
Investigators have identified the suspect as William Andrew Vescovi, 44.
Checks made out to Vescovi totaled $95,847.
On Wednesday, September 28, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for Vescovi’s home and car, where they located checks and other items belonging to the victim.
Detectives then questioned Vescovi, who confessed to cashing the checks for the past three months. He also admitted knowing where the house was.
Vescovi was charged with aggravated burglary, forgery between $60,000 and $250,000 and theft of property worth between $60,000 and $250,000.
His bail is set at $350,000.
He is due in court on Friday.
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