On July 19th, 2019, Detective Andrew Chase arrested Ronald Averette, age 20 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and charged him with theft by deception and forgery.

The arrest stems from an investigation in which Mr. Averette allegedly created and then cashed fraudulent checks at a Chatham Borough bank. The detective was notified by the Morris County Fugitive Unit that Mr. Averette had been taken into custody and was now incarcerated in the Morris County Correctional Facility. Detective Chase responded to the Correctional Facility and processed Mr. Averette for the crime.

All persons charged with an offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.