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Police: Webster man stole using checks

Webster, N.Y. - New York State police arrested a Webster man Tuesday accused of stealing more than $130,000 from one victims personal account.

Joseph Muller, 53, of Lake Road, was charged with one felony count of Grand Larceny and 46 felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument.

The charges stem from an investigation that alleges Muller created personal checks on his home computer and made them payable to himself. The funds on these checks were withdrawn from another person's bank account between March 2012 and August 2013.

Muller was accused of stealing approximately $127,287.00 from one victim's bank account.

Muller was arraigned in the Town of Webster Court and remanded to the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or secured bond for bail.

State Police said Muller has worked as an accountant in the past  and completed tax returns for clients.

Contact the New York State Police at 279-0144 with any information of suspicious activity of this nature involving Joseph Muller.

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