Delaware County deputy charged with forgery and theft

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Delaware County Sheriff’s deputy is charged with forging the checks of two area businesses.

James F. Cuccarese II, 45, was indicted on two counts of forgery and one count of theft.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Cuccarese altered a check payable to him from The Bainbridge Farm LLC and tried to deposit that check in November of 2015. A stop payment was put on that check in Decemberm and more than $11,000 was removed from Cuccarese’s account.

In December, O’Brien said Cuccarese tried to cash a check for $12,000 with a forged signature of the owner of Worthington Wellness Center.

Cuccarese was a part-time employee at Worthington Wellness Center for several years.

In that case, the bank contacted the business before the check was cashed.

“If convicted of these charges, Cuccarese would be required to forfeit his Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy certificate,” O’Brien stated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s