A 21-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of trying to cash a forged check written from a Wauwatosa woman’s bank account after police say the check had the victim’s name misspelled.
Lashannon Blackmer was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of uttering a forgery. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Aug. 17, the victim contacted the Wauwatosa Police Department after she learned someone tried cashing a check from her bank account at an M&I Bank location in the 8300 block of West Silver Spring Road. The woman told officers he checkbook had been stolen two days before while she was shopping at Pick ‘n Save.
An employee at the bank said Blackmer came in with the check, and in the memo section it read “summer lawn car.” However, the victim’s first name was misspelled. The employee found it curious, so she made a photocopy of Blackmer’s ID card and then told him she couldn’t cash the check.
Blackmer was later tracked down and admitted to trying to cash the check, which he said he got from a person named “Fufu.”
Blackmer was being held in Milwaukee County Jail on a $250 signature bond and has been ordered turned over to the JUSTICE 2000 program for supervision while awaiting trial.