Wanted Falconer Man Facing Charges

A Falconer man who wrote a bad check to buy a Corvette is facing charges, the New York State Police said.

Timothy Lunetta, 41, was taken into custody on charges of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, false personation and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Troopers were called to Ellington recently for a report of a bad check complaint. An investigation found that Lunetta wrote a check in excess of $23,000 for the purchase of a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette.

The check later bounced, police said.

“Initial attempts to locate Lunetta were unsuccessful until the troopers received an anonymous tip, locating Lunetta near the Corvette at a Jamestown business,” the state police said. “Lunetta provided a false name to the troopers but was positively identified by an assisting trooper upon his arrival to the scene.”

During a search, the Falconer man was allegedly found in possession of a bag containing methamphetamine and two suboxone strips. He was transported to police barracks and processed, at which time he was found to have active warrants out of Niagara County.

Lunetta was taken to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.