posted on April 21, 2010 16:28
A Genesee County jury finds a Batavia man guilty in under a half-hour.
27-year-old Leon Bloom was found guilty of Grand Larceny in Genesee County Court today.
Authorities say Bloom tried to cash three bad checks at Tonawanda Valley Federal Credit Union in March of 2009. The checks were drawing on a closed account with HSBC.
Bloom was able to cash the first two checks. When he handed over a third, the bank teller became suspicious, and left the counter to consult a bank manager. At that point, Bloom fled the scene.
He will now face anywhere from one-and-a-third to three years behind bars.
The checks were connected with a closed HSBC account in the name of Jessica Langmaid-Culver. She had distributed the checks to friends. Last week, Langmaid-Culver pled guilty to a Grand Larceny charge.
A third suspect, Langmaid-Culver’s husband Thomas Culver, has been implicated in the crime as well. He will face an additional Grand Larceny charge in court in July.