The Richmond Register

Crime

January 10, 2014

Irvine man charged with forgery

RICHMOND — Richmond police on Thursday charged Dennis L. Wright, 32, of Irvine, with second-degree possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception (less than $10,000) in connection with a fraudulent payroll check.

The owner of Autoland on East Main Street told officers that Wright entered the business Nov. 21, 2013, to make a $400 car payment. Wright presented what he said was a payroll check for $2,340 that was made out to him from a person in Oregon. The owner of the business cashed the check for Wright, holding the $400 for the car payment and returning $1,940 to him.

On Nov. 26, the check was returned to Autoland and identified as fictitious, the report stated. A warrant for Wright’s arrest was obtained Dec. 9, and on Jan. 9, Wright was arrested when he appeared at the police department to retrieve an impounded vehicle. He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Friday afternoon.

Burglary of residence

A Boggs Lane resident reported Jan. 4 that her unsecured residence had been unlawfully entered during the day and a Playstation 3 gaming system along with two video games, totaling $175, had been stolen.

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