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Suspect with Fake ID Returns to Bank Once Too Often

The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.

A suspect apparently went back to the same bank branch once to often to open up what Alpharetta police say was a fraudulent business account.

Alpharetta police were called to the bank on Aug. 24 in reference to a forgery in progress. The branch manager of the Regions Bank on North Point Parkway told an investigating offier that the man was in his office attempting to open up a business account with false identification. The branch manager said the same man had allegedly been in the bank before attempting to do the same thing with yet another false identification.

When the officer asked the man who he was, the suspect gave a false name. The officer had the Virginia driver's license provided checked, but it did not return as a valid license. Asked again, the suspect again gave the false name, but spelled it differently than it was on the fake ID, and gave a different date of birth before correcting himself. The officer gave him one more try, and this time the suspect gave his actual name.

Edwin S. Parks, 42, was arrested and charged with forgery first degree, false information provided to a law enforcement officer, false documentation and manufacturing false identification. He was released from Fulton County Jail on $12,500 bond.

For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.

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