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St. Charles man accused of forgery, theft; next court date set for August

Published: Monday, July 28, 2014 10:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 6:49 a.m. CDT
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Peter A. Mazzara, charged with theft/forgery
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Peter A. Mazzara, charged with theft/forgery

ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man already charged with writing bad checks for a Campton Hills property now faces additional charges of forgery and theft, according to Kane County court records.

Records show the St. Charles Police Department issued a warrant for Peter Anthony Mazzara in late June.

According to court documents, the charges date back to Sept. 26, and stem from a forged bank document and a theft of $500 to $10,000 in U.S. currency.

Further information about the charges was not immediately available Monday from the St. Charles Police Department.

Court records show Mazzara, 36, of the 4000 block of Pheasant Court, appeared in court July 18 and has posted $10,000 bond – or 10 percent – of his $100,000 bail.

He is expected in court next month for a status hearing.

Records show Mazzara also is expected in court next month for an unrelated case in which he is accused of writing three bogus checks for a property in the 3N900 block of Ralph Waldo Emerson Lane, Campton Hills.

The checks were intended for the deposit, one month of mortgage and prorated property taxes, records show. Court documents state they were written with Mazzara knowing “there were insufficient funds in his account to cover any of those checks.”

Mazzara has a criminal history in Campton Hills.

In 2012, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal damage to property – reduced from a felony – for damaging a home in the 3N600 block of James Fenimore Cooper Lane. He was ordered to pay $60,121.79 in restitution and $765 in costs and fines, which he did, records show.

Court records for the Emerson Lane case indicate Mazzara’s lawyer submitted a petition to withdraw as his attorney in June. In the document, the attorney cited “irreconcilable differences” with Mazzara and Mazzara’s failure to make payments as reasons for his withdrawal.

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