PLAINVILLE – A Manchester man accused of forging two checks from a Plainville construction company is looking to take a plea deal.
Alan Hopper, 32, allegedly cashed two checks, collectively worth about $4,877, that belonged to Mizzy Construction, located at 463 East St., according to the arrest warrant.
Hopper faces charges of third-degree larceny and two counts of second-degree forgery. He appeared Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, where court officials said he has two violation of probation cases pending out of different jurisdictions. In those cases, officials said, Hopper is exposed to three years in prison.
Hopper’s attorney is looking to see what will come of his other cases before taking a plea bargain in Bristol. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed publicly. Hopper, who is being held on $5,000 bond, is due back in court June 27.
According to the warrant, a bookkeeper for Mizzy Construction noticed in November two checks from the company’s account that had been cashed without authorization from anyone within the company. The checks were cashed to Hopper, who had never worked for Mizzy, the warrant said.
The warrant indicates that police were not able to determine how the checks were forged.
Hopper, the document said, was seen on video surveillance from two banks cashing the checks.
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