MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is accused of cashing over 40 stolen checks and making off with nearly $100,000.
William Vescovi, 43, is facing several charges, including theft of property $60,000 – $250,000 and forgery.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said on June 17, a man reported a burglary at his home on Humphrey Road. The victim told investigators checkbooks, appliances, televisions, and vehicle parts had been stolen.
The victim said 50 checks were stolen, and nearly $100,000 had been taken out of his bank accounts.
The Navy Federal Credit Union reportedly gave the victim pictures of the checks. Investigators said the pictures showed Vescovi’s name had been written on 44 of the checks.
Police say the victim told investigators he did not know who Vescovi was. The checks totaled $95,847.
Detectives said they found the checks and other items belonging to the victim at Vescovi’s home on Walton Road.
During questioning, Vescovi reportedly confessed to cashing the stolen checks over the last three months.
The house Vescovi is accused of stealing the checks from has been burglarized at least ten times in the past, sheriff’s deputies say.
Sunday, four other men were arrested for a burglary at the home. Shawn Wilson, Donovan Stacks, Randal Case, and Jason Talley were all charged with aggravated burglary.