Police say a Milwaukee man claims he was given the check from another man to cash, but can't say the man's last name, where he lives or his phone number.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A 27-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of trying to pass a forged check at an Associated Bank branch in Wauwatosa. Matthew Fitzgerald Jeffries was charged last Thursday in Milwaukee 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 Monday, Jeffries was a passenger in a car that came to the drive-through at the bank branch and tried to cash a check for $960 written from an account from a Florida company. Just days before the incident, employees at the branch received an email about fraudulent checks being written from that company and cashed at area Associated Bank branches. Bank employees called police, who arrested …
A Milwaukee man tries to cash a check stolen from a Wauwatosa woman, criminal complaint says; however, a teller notices the name of the account owner is spelled wrong.
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…