Jeffrey S. Windle was arraigned remotely before Edgartown District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes Friday morning on charges of uttering a false check, an attempt to commit a crime, larceny over $1,200 by false pretense, attempted larceny by check, larceny by false pretense in a consumer transaction, and being a common and notorious thief. Windle, who remains in custody in a Plymouth jail on a violation of a previous release condition, pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The charges were filed by Tisbury Police Detective Bill Brigham after Windle allegedly placed a deposit on a $15 million Edgartown property in January with a $2 million check that drew on an account with insufficient funds.
In February, Windle was apprehended in Oak Bluffs by Plymouth County Sheriff’s deputies, who were deputized by the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Police and court records show Windle is a convicted money launderer, forger, and thief.
Windle’s representation hasn’t yet been finalized.