East Orange Man Accused of Attempting to Cash Stolen Check Worth Over $417K

A 29-year-old East Orange man reportedly deposited a stolen check for $417,452 and attempted to withdraw the cash.

According to police, Tuesday officers responded to Provident Bank branch on Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, after bank employees contacted police regarding a suspicious individual.

Upon arrival, it was determined that Everett Lewis had recently opened a business account and deposited what police determined to be a stolen check using a forged signature.

However, Tuesday, Lewis returned to attempt to withdraw the cash from the account, but bank employees became suspicious and contacted police.

Lewis was arrested and charged with fraud, forgery, receiving stolen property and money laundering.

He was also is accused of drug possession after officers found that he was carrying marijuana.