Vincent A. Basile charged in check kiting scheme

Posted: 5:15 PM EDT Oct 23, 2013
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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County, Pa. -

A Northampton County man is facing charges for writing two checks six months ago against an account he knew had insufficient funds.

Vincent A. Basile used the checks to withdraw a total of $2,000 from the First Niagara Bank branch at 4510 Bath Pike, Hanover Township, on April 11 and 12, officials said.

They explained the checks were written after Basile had opened a checking account at First Niagara using a $10,000 check from his Morgan Stanley account, which Basile knew had insufficient funds.

Basile, 43, of 4105 Maria Lane, Hanover Township, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Dec. 10.