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Son charged with 41 counts of forgery

Published 5:08 pm, Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Christopher Pinto, 42, of 264 Hope St., Stamford, was arrested by warrant Feb. 4 on charges of one count of second-degree larceny and 41 counts of third-degree forgery.

The arrest stems from a Jan. 13 incident in which Pinto's mother reported to police that she suspected her son had stolen some of her checks. It was determined that he had written six checks totaling $7,540 from her retirement account, police said.

Police said $17,870 also had been stolen from her personal account via 41 checks Pinto wrote.

Pinto was not charged for the 41 forged checks when he was arrested Jan. 16, when he was charged with six counts of third-degree forgery and one count of fifth-degree larceny.

According to the report, the 41 checks were written from Nov. 16 to Jan. 9. All but one were written out to cash. The remaining check was written out to Pinto's attorney for $1,000, police said.

Pinto was held in lieu of $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Feb. 5.