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Forgery Charge After Cashing Stolen Paycheck – HOT SPRINGS

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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Garland County Circuit Court Bailiff Dunn served a felony arrest warrant in the courtroom last Monday.

Hot Springs Police had investigated a felony complaint alleging that Austin Jerard Wilson, 25 of Main Street in Hot Springs, took a payroll check from the office of his employer.  The check had been issued to a different employee.

Austin Jerard Wilson, 25 of Main Street in Hot Springs – allegedly stole a co-worker’s paycheck and cashed it

The police report states that Mr. Wilson took the paycheck to Relyance Bank, signed the back of the check, cashed it and left the bank with the total amount of the check, $463.40.

HSPD Detectives reviewed the video tape that allegedly shows Mr. Wilson cashing the check.  The detectives punched out an affidavit of arrest and let it ride.

Mr. Wilson was in court for some reason last Monday, Bailiff Dunn recognized the warrant had been issued, was valid and promptly served it.

Mr. Wilson was transported to the Garland County Detention Center and charged with Felony Forgery and Misdemeanor Theft Of Property with a bond amount totaling $4,500.