Serial check bouncer left trail of larceny across New York and Pennsylvania, police say

Left: Lee S. McDonald. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

A Walton man allegedly bounced checks and stole large sums of money from victims across six counties in two states, police say.

Lee S. McDonald, a 35-year-old man who owns a contracting business called Blue Moon Construction, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 15 by investigators from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, according to a press release.

The Delaware County District Attorney's office charged McDonald with one count of grand larceny in the second degree and one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree. The exact amount of money McDonald allegedly stole is hidden inside a sealed grand jury indictment, but it is at least $51,000, and probably much more.  

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. In Delaware County alone, McDonald has been arrested three more times for passing bad checks from the checking accounts of Blue Moon Construction and Dam Broke Farm, another business he owns.

On Jan. 2, he was arrested for bouncing $3,000 of bad checks in Walton. On Jan. 7, he was arrested for writing $1,800 in bad checks in Deposit. On Jan 10, he was arrested for bouncing a $200 check in Kortright, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

Police from Broome County, Otsego County, and in three counties in Pennsylvania have also had run-ins with McDonald, law enforcement sources told the Watershed Post

Investigators are eager for more tips about McDonald, who is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail at the Delaware County Correctional Facility. From the Delaware County DA's press release: 

Anyone with further information into Lee S. McDonald of Blue Moon Construction is asked to contact the Delaware County District Attorney Investigators Office at (607) 832-5421 or your local law enforcement agency.

2/4/15 update: 

McDonald has been arrested again by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. This time, police say that McDonald wrote two bad checks to the Stamford Farmers’ Cooperative in November 2014. McDonald, who is still in the Delaware County Jail on similar charges will appear, in Stamford Town Court to answer the new charges at a later date, a press release states.

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Checks from business called Dam Broke Farm bounced, police say