ELIZABETHTOWN, Lancaster County—A bank teller in Elizabethtown helped catch a forgery suspect in the act. Back in March, Elizabethtown Police responded to the Sovereign Bank on South Market Street for a forgery in progress.
Police arrived at the scene and learned that 49-year old Leonard McLean had forged a commercial check from a car dealership in Montoursville, changing it to be made payable to himself. The check was valued at $1,813.07 but the teller's experience and training alerted her to the possibility that the check was forged.
After investigating, police learned that McLean had committed forgery in York County shortly before the incident and successfully took more than $1,000 in cash. Elizabethtown Police and Springettsbury Township Police worked together on the investigation and McLean faces two charges of second degree felony Forgeries that could land him up to 20 years in prison.
Officers also discovered that McLean was wanted in Virginia on similar charges. He is being held in Baltimore County, Maryland while a preliminary hearing is pending.