Man already imprisoned accused of check fraud

A man accused of check fraud in 10 Colorado counties, including Mesa, Montrose and Delta, was indicted Tuesday by a state grand jury.

Timothy Kuskowski, 45, was already in prison on other charges. He was arrested in Delta in June on suspicion he attempted to pass a forged check at City Market.

Kuskowski used the identities of more than 24 people and forged checks totaling more than $24,000, using either fake payroll checks from businesses, stealing identities or using fake names, according to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. 

Kroger’s City Market and King Sooper’s stores were Kuskowski’s main victims. Kuskowski was arrested after a prevention loss employee at Kroger Co. stores noticed one man, later identified as Kuskowski, repeatedly showing up on the stores’ videos passing suspicious checks.

On June 11, Delta police officers arrested Kuskowski at City Market. Officers determined Kuskowski had attempted to pass an Xcel Energy payroll check earlier that day, and they found him in possession of multiple identification cards and other checks, which appeared to be suspicious, according to the Attorney General’s Office news release.


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