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Man facing larceny charge

Anthony Popielarz

Anthony Popielarz

A man who was charged in February with stealing a credit card out of someone’s car last December, has been arrested again—this time for stealing blank checks.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Officer Mandy Stahl took a complaint on October 22 that a book of blank checks had been stolen from a local business office, which resulted in some of them being forged and cashed at local banks.

Police arrested Anthony David Popielarz, on Friday, November 8, for the crime.

Popielarz reportedly had friends or acquaintances who cashed the checks in their own name instead of his. Reasons they gave for doing that was that he didn’t have identification and didn’t have a bank account of his own.

“Fortunately, the prosecutor decided that it appears they were in fact naive in their actions and did not charge those who assisted Anthony,” said Chief Parent.

Popielarz is facing felony charges of Larceny in a Building and Uttering and Publishing. The Prosecutor’s Office added “Habitual Offender—Third Offence Notice.” Bond was set at $10,000.00 cash/surety and he was arraigned Tuesday, November 12, on the most recent charges.

His Probation Officer also added a Probation Violation Detainer. Popielarz was on probation through the 17th Circuit Court for felony charges in December, 2012. Those charges stemmed from the theft and use of another’s credit card. He is now in the Kent County Jail and serving his sentence for the probation violation.

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Man arrested in stolen credit card case

Anthony Popielarz

Anthony Popielarz

A Sand Lake man has been arrested for illegal use of a stolen credit card, and is also a suspect in other stolen credit card cases.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, the victim reported a wallet/credit cardholder stolen from inside their vehicle in December. The card was used at a number of local businesses in an amount totaling over $334.

The police investigated, and on Tuesday, February 5, they arrested Anthony David Popielarz, 20, of Sand Lake. They located the suspect at an address on south Second Street in Cedar Springs and he was taken into custody without incident. His bond was set at $3,000 pending arraignment on Wednesday in 63rd District Court.

Other recent cases include a lost or stolen credit card being used at local businesses, and a credit card being taken from a vehicle parked in the alley between Ash Street and Cherry Street. In that case, the vehicle owner was inside a local tavern. His stolen credit card has been used at a number of local businesses. Those cases are still under investigation.

The Cedar Springs Police Department continues to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and never leave valuables unattended inside a motor vehicle. “Crime prevention starts with you,” said Chief Parent. “Take appropriate action before you become a victim.”

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