ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old man has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the bank account of a Rochester college professor after she was fatally shot last month.
Local media report that Javan Simmons was charged Monday with criminal possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny. He pleaded not guilty and is being held in Monroe County Jail on $5,000 bail.
Officials say Simmons forged a check belonging to Edline Chun and used it to withdraw $5,000 from her bank account on Feb. 6, the same day the 73-year-old Rochester Institute of Technology professor's body was found in a ravine in a city park.
Police say Chun was fatally shot a few days earlier during a robbery at her Rochester home.
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