Hingham Man Charged with Check Forgery
A Hingham man will have his court case continued to the end of the month after he is being charged with check forgery.
James Barkas, 26, of 38 Hull St., Hingham was arraigned in Quincy District Court on two counts of uttering a false check, two counts of check forgery, and larceny under $250. The case was continued to Nov. 28. Barkas was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from a July 18 incident in Weymouth at 6 p.m. when police responded to a report about check fraud and several stolen checks cashed at various Eastern Bank branches.