checks forged

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Police say a Salisbury man forged checks totaling $90,000 on his mother’s account while she was hospitalized in July.
According to reports Friday from the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office, Salisbury Police charged Allen Theodore Walton, 33, of 2680 Statesville Blvd. with two counts of forgery of an instrument and uttering a forged instrument.
His bond was set at $10,000, and his first appearance in District Court will be Tuesday.
Reports said Walton filled out a check July 16 for $30,000 on his mother’s SunTrust account, made it payable to his Walton’s Repair Service and signed his mother’s name.
On July 31, he signed her name to a check payable to Walton’s Repair Service for $60,000, according to reports.
In another report, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Melvin Anthony West, 46, of 483 Jackson Road, Salisbury, with felony larceny and possession of a stolen vehicle.
He is charged with stealing the 1973 Ford Ranger of Byron Keith Smith Sr. of 1241 Forest Park Drive, Kannapolis, sometime between May 25 and May 29. The truck was valued at $2,700.
West’s bond was set at $3,000, and his first appearance in District Court will be Monday.

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