Enfield man charged with defrauding Southington business out of almost $9K

Published on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 20:02


SOUTHINGTON - An Enfield man was arrested over the weekend and charged with forging two checks, defrauding a Southington business out of almost $9,000.

Thomas Foss, 46, faces one count each of third-degree larceny and third-degree forgery.

According to the arrest warrant, Foss cashed two forged checks, worth a total of $8,903, against a bank account belonging to Air Temp Mechanical Solutions, located at 360 Captain Lewis Drive. The president of the company contacted police on Feb. 19, reporting the fraud.

The forged checks, according to police, were made out to Foss. Investigators were able to get surveillance footage from the bank when the checks were cashed. Police said the suspect in the surveillance appeared to be Foss.

Police tried calling Foss during the investigation, but their calls were not returned.

According to police, Foss’ criminal history includes extensive arrests for a number of larceny charges, a forgery charge and other offenses.

Foss was arraigned Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where his bail was set at $10,000. He is being held in custody and is due back in court on July 2.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 20:02. Updated: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 20:05.