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All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
On 09/02/2015 an unnamed victim reported Forgery on their bank account.
The victim reported that two temporary checks, one written in the amount of $ 96.59 on 8/22/15 and the other written in the amount of $116.00 on 8/27/15, had allegedly been forged by a known suspect identified as Eddie Turner, 44, of Olla, Louisiana.
Mr. Turner had allegedly written his information in the blank spot for the account owner on the checks. The victim stated to police that it is unknown when or where the checks were stolen, stating that the account was around a year old.
Hot Springs Police Detective Hall contacted Mr. Turner on 9/04/2015 via a listed phone number and advised him of the issue. Mr. Turner was asked to come in for an interview and he allegedly stated that he did remember writing the checks in question, but that he had an account with the same bank as the victim and that it had to be a banking error. Mr. Turner also allegedly agreed to come into the Police Department for an interview but had failed to do so.
Bank documents were obtained and showed that Mr. Turner had not been a customer of the bank in question since 7/31/15. He did not have an account at the time the checks were written. Copies of the checks were also obtained that had Mr. Turner’s information on them and also had his AR driver’s license number on them.
On 7/01/2016, Officers with the Hot Springs Police Department caught up with Mr. Turner and he was arrested and charged with Forgery in the Second Degree.
His bond is set at $3,500.00