Man charged with passing fraudulent check


Man charged with passing fraudulent check
Aquiles Bernabe of Charlestown has been accused of passing a fraudulent check at the Herb Chambers Honda dealership.

WESTBOROUGH – A Charlestown man faces several charges after he was apprehended at the Herb Chambers Honda dealership on Worcester Turnpike on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Aquiles Bernabe was arrested by Westborough Police after he attempted to pass a fraudulent check to collect parts from the dealership. It is alleged that Bernabe used a check from a business located in Rhode Island to make the purchase. Officers were able to confirm this with the business listed on the check.

During the investigation, officers learned Bernabe was using an unregistered vehicle with temporary registration plates from the state of New Hampshire and a concealed registration plate from the state of Arizona.

Upon further examination, officers discovered Bernabe was in possession of a skimming device, forged documents, drugs and paraphernalia.

Bernabe has been charged with the following:

  1. Forgery of a check
  2. Uttering a false check
  3. Identity fraud
  4. Possession of a skimming device
  5. Forge/misuse RMV document
  6. Possession of a Class A drug
  7. Possession of a Class B drug

Bernabe was scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Westborough District Court.