CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man chose the wrong bank teller to try to cash a check he'd stolen- it was the teller's own paycheck.
Thomas Yorkshaitis, 29, pleaded guilty in January to felony obstruction of correspondence. He was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison, followed by four months in a residential drug treatment program.
The indictment states that Yorkshaitis tried to cash the check at a Citizen's Bank branch in Lebanon Oct. 9. The teller, who is not identified in the indictment, immediately recognized his own paycheck from the bank and called police.
Yorkshaitis is currently serving up to 2 years in state prison after pleading guilty to felony drug possession and theft charges.
Public defender Jeffrey Levin says heroin addiction drove Yorkshaitis' crimes.
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