The Richmond Register


March 4, 2013

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RICHMOND — Three forgery cases

Anthony W. Johnson, 32, of Lester Street in Berea, was already in jail charged with theft by unlawful taking and two counts of second-degree forgery when he received additional charges Sunday, according to the RPD report.

In January, the owner of Yesterday’s Antiques, 1409 Lexington Road, reported her personal checkbook and several other items had been stolen from the store Jan. 21.

The victim had been notified by her bank that two personal checks had been written in Berea for $550.13 and $720. The victim knew she had not written those checks and discovered her checkbook had been stolen from the business along with a silver Sony Cybershot digital camera, serial #3420750, model DSC-P52, 3.2 MP, and a silver Canon PowerShot digital camera, model A2000 IS.  

The victim suspected the theft occurred on Jan. 21 when two customers were observed near the business’ office.

An investigation led police to Johnson, who was charged after being interviewed at the police station.

Investigators said they discovered Johnson had passed two of the stolen and forged checks at business in Richmond for $609.50 and $539.

Police added more charges Sunday for three additional checks that had been forged at Kroger in early February totaling $596.43.

The charges, two counts of second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, were served on him at the detention center.

According to jail records, Johnson remains incarcerated under eight bonds totaling $14,200. However, he must appear in court for a parole violation before he can post bail.

In a separate forgery case, police charged Michael C. Shoopman, 29, of Bratcher Lane in Berea, in connection with the passing of a counterfeit payroll check, according to an RPD release.

On Friday, an officer was dispatched to Pally’s on Water Street to investigate a reported forgery.

The officer discovered that on Feb. 19, the store had taken a counterfeit check purporting to be a payroll check from Hitachi in the amount of $238.14.

The check was returned from the bank as a fake and Shoopman was identified as the suspect that had passed the forged check.

Shoopman had previously been arrested and charged for passing similar checks at other stores, according to the police report.

Shoopman was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception under $500 in connection with the Pally’s incident. The charges were served on him at the jail where he was being held on related charges under a $5,000 cash bond.

In yet another separate forgery case, police charged Patty A.Wagaman, 48, of Sycamore Drive in connection with 21 bogus checks.

On Feb. 22, police charged Wagaman for attempting to pass a check at a local bank for $400.

On Friday, the investigating officer received further documentation indicating that between December 11 and February 19, Wagaman had forged and passed an additional 21 checks. All but one of the checks were passed at a local bank, resulting in a total loss of $5,045, according to the RPD report.

Wagaman was charged with 21 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, 21 counts of second-degree forgery and one count of theft by deception under $10,000.

She remains in jail on a $5,000 bond.

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