FALCONER – A Falconer man faces multiple charges following an investigation into a report of a bad check complaint, according to the New York State Police.
Police said they arrested Timothy Lunetta, 41, Tuesday after he allegedly wrote a check in excess of $23,000 for the purchase of a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette and when the check bounced, the complainant contacted police.
Initial attempts to locate Lunetta were reportedly unsuccessful until troopers received an anonymous tip, locating Lunetta near the Corvette at a Jamestown business.
Lunetta allegedly provided a false name to the troopers, but was later positively identified. While being placed under arrest, police allegedly located a bag containing methamphetamine and two suboxone strips in Lunetta’s pockets.
Lunetta was taken to State Police Jamestown for processing on charges of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and false personation.
Further investigation reportedly revealed that there were several active warrants for Lunetta, including a parole warrant out of Niagara County. After processing, Lunetta was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail, pending arraignment.