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Police: Alleged Check Forgery Suspect Leaves License at Springfield Bank

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield man is under arrest after police say he allegedly tried to check a forged check, then fled from an officer working a detail at the bank.

Yesterday afternoon, Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says a man walked into the TD Bank on State Street.

As the man entered, Delaney notes that he walked right past, and nodded towards and acknowledged a uniformed officer working a detail job at the bank.

The man, identified by police as 22-year-old Marcus Cadogan, went to a teller and asked her to cash a $3,000 check. He also provided a license to verify his identity.

The teller, recognizing that the check had been reported stolen, called to make a verification that it was indeed stolen.

While the teller was on the phone, Delaney says that the teller got the officer’s attention, and as he walked towards the counter, Cadogan fled the bank, and as a result, left his license behind.

The officer ran after Cadogan and radioed for assistance. Another officer, along with a her K-9 partner ‘Fix’, joined the chase and tracked the suspect to a home on Westford Circle.

Delaney that Cadogan’s mother allowed officers into the house, and after not visually locating him, ‘Fix’ was set loose and found Cadogan hiding in an attic crawl space.

Investigators say that the checks used were reported stolen in a house break-in on July 13 in Springfield, and Cadogan is investigating him as a possible suspect in that case.

Cadogan is facing charges including uttering a false check, receiving stolen property, and forgery of a check. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Springfield District Court.


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