Sheriff: Suspect admitted to stealing, forging checks | Crime
A Hoxie man faces forgery and theft of property charges after sheriff’s investigators say he stole several checks.
On Friday, Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies arrested 23-year-old Keith Collins.
According to a release from Sheriff Jody Dotson, the arrest came after a Lynn resident reported several of his checks had been stolen and forged.
He said Collins “quickly became a person of interest after deputies spoke to local businesses where the checks had been written.”
Deputies took Collins into custody and “Mirandized him before questioning,” said Sheriff Dotson.
He said Collins admitted he took the checks and forged them.
Deputies then arrested Collins on charges of forgery and theft of property. The took him to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing.