NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
Bruins-Red Wings Game 1 -- 7pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub
Series PredictionsWhat To Watch For | Head-to-Head Breakdown | Sports Hub Montages

Local

‘Notorious’ Career Criminal From Mashpee Arraigned For 250th Time

View Comments
Derrick Degrace (Photo Credit: Barnstable Police)

Derrick Degrace (Photo Credit: Barnstable Police)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Featured Content

 

BARNSTABLE (CBS) – A “notorious” career criminal from Mashpee, as he was described by Barnstable police, was just arraigned for the 250th time on Thursday.

Police say Derrick Degrace, 45, whose criminal record dates back to 1985, was arrested most recently on Wednesday, following a two-week-long crime spree that included breaking into a car, stealing a checkbook, forging checks, robbing a bank customer, and stealing a 78-year-old woman’s purse.

Degrace allegedly swiped the checkbook out of a car parked in a Hyannis parking lot. Investigators say he attempted to cash six forged checks over the next several days at area banks.

As Degrace tried to cash one of those checks at a Bank of America branch in Hyannis, police say bank employees were investigating the check and Degrace became suspicious.

Officers say he took off out of the bank, and on his way out, managed to grab a wad of about $1300 in cash from a customer who was counting the money to be deposited.

Several days later, police say Degrace walked into an area supermarket and grabbed an elderly woman’s purse while she was shopping.

Police were able to track down Degrace in Falmouth.

He’s charged with Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle, 6 counts of forgery, six counts of uttering a forged instrument (for attempting to cash those forged checks, and several larceny counts.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus