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Authorities: Mt. Laurel Man Wrote Bogus Check for Moorestown Home

Brett Cooper, of Mount Laurel, was indicted for writing a $484,000 check off an account that had no money in it.

A Mount Laurel man who tried to purchase a Moorestown home with a nearly half-million dollar check written off an empty bank account has been indicted, according to authorities.

Brett A. Cooper, 35, of 1609 Larchmont Place, Mount Laurel, had come to an agreement on a purchase price for a home in Moorestown. At the closing, he produced a check for $484,000 and represented it to be from his bank, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.

The check was revealed to be fraudulent however when the title insurance company was notified by Cooper’s bank that his account contained insufficient funds to cover the check. In fact, the account was empty when he presented the check, authorities said.

Cooper was indicted on one count of theft by deception (second degree), one count of elements of computer theft (second degree), two counts of forgery (third degree) and one count of uttering a forged instrument (third degree).  

An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court.

The investigation was conducted by detectives from the and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit.  

Anyone who has information concerning the defendant that may be helpful to law enforcement should call the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-265-5035 and ask to speak to a detective in the Financial Crimes Unit.

Information provided by the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. 

Cinnacide June 27, 2012 at 08:11 AM
Now I know why he never gave me that 5 grand to mow his lawn.
George June 27, 2012 at 01:43 PM
wadda jerk
Ed Ex June 27, 2012 at 02:11 PM
dumb and dumber
He should rot in jail August 17, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Doesn't beat the $1.8m check he gave someone in NY to buy a building. Lying scum this guy is
Jim Mann August 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM
This guy has been scamming people for a long time. He's a pathological liar. I hope he gets a very LNG prison sentence so hat he has plenty of time to evaluate his life.
MotownFan August 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM
I'm confused. I thought the checks have to be precertified? Did this guy really expect to move in? In the meantime, the house comes off market, settlement on new home delayed or cancelled, furnishings packed up.... And what did this guy gain? What a turd?
He should rot in jail August 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Actually I forgot he bounced another $88,000.00 to a company, all while taking the materials he owed the money for. Mr. Cooper I think the authorities are going to love to talk to us. You have made your own bed you lying piece of no count garbage
hhhhhhhh May 24, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Anyone looking for this asshole, he lives in philadelphia at waterfront square. 901 N Penn St......

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