On 01.29.20 the Northern York County Regional Police Department investigated a case of forged check in North Codorus Township. The victim of the forged checks and subsequent theft is the Twin Pine Farm Country Store located at 1428 Seven Valleys Rd. York, PA. The owner noticed the fraudulent activity to the company’s bank account via a check for $4,628.04.
The money from the forged check was deposited in a 17 year old juvenile’s bank account. When interviewed the juvenile reported that he made contact with a former classmate via Instagram who presented him with a money making opportunity. The former classmate was Terrance S. Berry of Jackson Township.
The juvenile was advised that all he had to do to make money was let Terrance Berry make deposits into the juvenile’s bank account. The juvenile provided Terrance Berry with his banking account information.
When the juvenile observed the $4,628.04 in his bank account he contacted Terrance Berry and advised that he was not comfortable with a large sum of money being put into his account.
Northern York County Regional Police Detectives served search warrants on Terrance Berry’s Instagram accounts to confirm the juvenile’s story. Search warrants were also served on the juvenile’s bank account records to determine where the deposit came from.
A search warrant was served on Terrance Berry’s home and he was interviewed by the police.
Terrance Berry was charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Forgery and Theft by Unlawful Taking. Terrance Berry’s co-conspirators have not been fully identified at this time.
Terrance Berry was arraigned and received $7,500.00 unsecured bail.