A 25-year-old Albuquerque man is slated to appear in Los Alamos Magistrate Court Friday on charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and fraud in connection with a check he cashed for $650 on the Los Alamos bank account of an elderly woman after forging her signature.
Christian Kreisher was arrested June 27 on a warrant requested by Los Alamos Police Det. Matt Lyon and released July 10 by Judge Pat Casados on a $2,000 surety bond pending trial.
The victim’s son spoke with LAPD Cpl. James Keane and reported that the check indicated it had been written to Kreisher for “moving” but that Kreisher had never done any work for the family and the victim’s purported signature did not resemble her real signature.
Bank officials helped identify Kreisher from video surveillance and that he had provided his identification when he cashed the check. The reporting party stated that Kreisher is an acquaintance of the victim’s granddaughter.