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Potsdam teenager sent to county jail on grand larceny count

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GRAND LARCENY - POTSDAM - A Potsdam-area teenager has been jailed after she allegedly stole $600 in cash and wrote four checks totaling $2,500 on stolen checks in mid-May and early June.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies charged Kayla M. O’Brien, 18, of state Route 345, Potsdam, with one felony count of third-degree grand larceny and four misdemeanor counts of third-degree forgery.

O’Brien allegedly stole $600 in cash and four blank checks from a family member’s residence. She then allegedly forged a family member’s name and cashed the four checks in the town of Waddington to gain $2,500.

She was arraigned by Waddington Town Justice Lawrence Sears and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $6,000 cash or $12,000 bond.

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