A Walton woman is back in custody after escaping the Delaware County Sheriff’s Patrol Division where she was restrained during processing July 28 for arrest on grand larceny and forgery charges.

Sheriff’s officials say 23 year old Justina Mastronocco was being held in the processing room when she slipped out of handcuffs that were secured to a fixed security device and fled.

Authorities say Sheriff K-9 Ozzie, Delhi Police, SUNY Delhi University Police and New York State Police tracked down Mastronocco less than two hours after she escaped.

She had been accused of cashing six stolen and forged checks and was charged with six felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and one felony count of grand larceny.

Authorities say the cashed stolen and forged checks allegedly netted Mastrorocco more than $3,000 from credit unions in Walton and Delhi.

In addition to those charges, the Walton woman is also charged with felony criminal possession of a forged instrument and misdemeanor petit larceny for the alleged theft of less than $1,000 from the Delhi Community Bank, where another forged check was cashed.

Mastrorocco is charged with felony escape in the July 28 incident and was sent to the Delaware County Jail on $50,000 bail.


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