Man faces charges of check forgery
by Paige Jordan
May 02, 2014 12:59 AM | 1698 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AUSTELL — On April 21, Austell Police arrested Michael Shannon Thomas of Atlanta on charges of fourth degree check forgery.

Austell Police say Thomas brought a forged check to the Community Bank of the South made out to himself for $1,114.13.

According to the warrant, the bank teller recognized the check he presented was for the Market Bag Company’s account, which she is very familiar with.

Police say the teller knew the Market Bag Company’s checks have a yellow background, and the check Thomas presented had a blue background.

According to the warrant, the teller also noticed the signature on the check Thomas was attempting cash was different from the usual one signed on Market Bag’s checks.

Police say Brown contacted the police and Thomas fled the bank, leaving his identification card and Social Security Card behind.

According to the warrant, Thomas fled to a convenience store nearby, where Austell Police found him. He is still in custody at the Smyrna City Jail.

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