KULPMONT - George P. Mitchell, 30, of 367 Preston Ave., Girardville, was arraigned Saturday on charges of forgery and receiving stolen property before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones, of Mount Carmel.

Kulpmont Police Patrolman Joshua Pastucka reported in court documents that Mitchell allegedly stole eight checks from his aunt, Deborah Gilbert, and cashed five of them, totaling $885, at the Susquehanna Bank branch in Kulpmont. A bank investigation showed that Mitchell also cashed checks at branches in Shamokin and Ashland, for a total of $2,035.

Mitchell was placed in Northumberland County Prison on $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing on the matter is set for today.