Canton man charged last week with trying to cash mom’s checks accused of doing it again
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 11:36 am

CANTON -- A Canton man charged last Friday with stealing checks from his mother and trying to forge and cash them is accused of doing it again.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies arrested Tyler D. Wood, 24, of 13 Pine St., on May 20 and charged him then with felony burglary.

He was arraigned and released, and, deputies say, he allegedly returned to his mother's Hannawa Falls residence, stole checks, forged them, and tried to cash them at branches of SeaComm Federal Credit Union and North Country Savings Bank in Massena, Canton and Potsdam.

Woods is now charged with first-degree felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny in the town of Pierrepont; first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor, in the village of Potsdam; and felony possession of a forged instrument in the village of Canton.

Wood was arraigned in Canton Village Court Tuesday and ordered held on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

The court also issued an order of protection for Woods' mother.

Deputies say they are still investigating and could make more charges.