Suspects Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Cash Forged Checks
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Decatur man was arrested for allegedly attempting to cash a forged check at two bank branches on Mansell Road.
The RBC Bank on Mansell called Alpharetta police on Aug. 23 at 12:13 p.m. to report a suspect was in the bank attempting to cash a fraudulent check. Another bank branch down the street had called this branch to warn them the suspect might be coming their way. The suspect allegedly had tried to cash a $1,200 check at the first bank, but bank employees had called the account holder in Florida and checked the signature card. The account holder also said that their checks were red, and any checks being cashed in Georgia were counterfeit.
When an Alpharetta police officer arrived at the RBC Bank branch, the suspect was walking out of the bank. After taking him into custody, police report the suspect said someone he does not know drove him to the bank in a black Mazda. He said he ran out of the first bank when he got scared and tore up the check, discarding it along the road as bank employees had written on it.
Stanley Whipple, 45, of Decatur, was arrested and charged with first degree criminal attempt to commit forgery and first degree forgery for allegedly trying to cash fraudulent checks at two banks. He was in Fulton County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Atlanta Man Charged With Forging Gas Company Check
An Atlanta resident has been charged with allegedly attempt cash an altered check from a gas company at a North Point Parkway bank branch.
Alpharetta police were called out to a Regions Bank branch on Aug. 25. The branch manager said the suspect tried to cash a Local Peoples Gas check for $997.12. The branch manager called the gas company's president, who said the suspect was not on his payroll and the company check with that number should have been made out to Tri-State Industries for $505.09.
The suspect said he was a former employee of Local Peoples Gas and was dismissed one month earlier, and was owed by the company for the amount of the check he allegedly tried to cash.
Gregory Alexander Whitson, 22, of Atlanta, was charged with identity fraud and forgery first degree. He was in Fulton County Jail on $7,000 bond for those charges, and a separate shoplifting charge
Pizza Parlor Owner Charged With Not Having Alcohol License
The owner of a pizza restaurant in Alpharetta was charged with allegedly selling alcohol without a state license on Aug. 24.
Alpharetta police were called in to assist an agent with the GA Department of Revenue, who had arrested the owner of Johnny's Pizza at 869 North Main St., Alpharetta, for allegedly dealing in alcoholic beverages without a state license.
Jamie Kyle Brand, 33, of Cumming, was released on $1,000 bond from Fulton County Jail.
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