Felony charges after check-cashing scheme uncovered in Canandaigua

A 45-year-old Fairport man was arrested on grand larceny charges after an investigation into checks issued and cashed in August 2017.

Joseph Pasquale Dileo, 45, of Fairport was charged with third-degree grand larceny after a lengthy investigation into the checks.

Investigators say Dileo made deposits of checks into other persons’ accounts and had them remove the cash from their respective accounts to give him.



It was later discovered that the accounts Dileo drew the checks from were already overdrawn by several thousand dollars when he issued the checks, according to investigators.

He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. The charges will be answered in Canandaigua City Court.