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Hot Springs Police Detective Rines reports the following:
A victim reported that two of his Arvest Bank personal checks were forged and cashed at an Arvest bank on 8/31/2018. The victim said he had lost his wallet on 8/22/18 and it contained his Arvest bank checkbook including the listed checks.
The victim provided a bank statement showing when the checks were used and a subpoena was sent to Arvest bank, requesting information. Arvest bank provided surveillance footage of the two separate transactions which occurred on 8/31/18 at 10:54 AM by a Joseph Boyer for $290.00 and 12:25 PM by a female subject for $385.00. Arvest also provided Boyer’s and the female subject’s drivers license numbers that were referenced when they cashed the checks.
I, Detective Rines searched for both Boyer and the female subject in Justice Exchange for their most recent photos. I was able to positively identify both Boyer and the female subject as the suspects.
The victim said that he has not given permission to anyone to use his checks and these checks were forged without his permission.
Total loss to the victim is $675.00.
An arrest warrant was sworn out on Mr. Boyer for Felony Forgery and Theft Of Property.
On 07/19/19 Mr. Boyer was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. He is charged with Felony Forgery and Theft Of Property with a bond amount totaling $4,500.