LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A former U.S. Marine is now facing Forgery charges in multiple counties in the Genesee Valley after he allegedly stole a check from a fellow marine, and cashed it in Nunda.
Paul Nahalka, 26, appeared in court on Thursday in a well-groomed dark suit and tie, and strode confidently up from his seat in the back of the courtroom to the defendant’s table to join his public defender.
According to Livingston County Assistant District Attorney Victor Rowcliffe, the allegations are that Nahalka, stole the check while he was cleaning his barracks in North Carolina, preparing to leave the Marine Corps.
The check was valued at $770. Nahalka is facing numerous felony charges in Livingston County, including Forgery in the Second Degree and Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, both D felonies.
The District Attorney’s Office is recommending that he spend 90 days in jail and 5 years on probation, and repay the $770 as restitution, plus court fees.
According to the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office, Nahalka is also charged with Forgery in the Second Degree in Steuben County.
Nahalka is currently out on $1,500 cash bail or $3,000 bond.
PHOTO CAPTION: Photo from Paul Nahalka’s Facebook Page.