St. George Police automobile. | File photograph by Chris Reed, St. George Information
ST. GEORGE — A Nevada man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for passing greater than $3,700 in cast checks that have been drawn on an out-of-state account after which cashed in St. George in July of final yr.
Brandon Lindsey, 24, of Henderson, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on an impressive warrant that was issued in reference to an investigation that was initiated in July 2019 after a neighborhood credit score union department contacted police to report three checks that have been cashed by the financial institution that turned out to be fraudulent, based on charging paperwork filed with the courtroom.
The financial institution’s fraud investigator advised police that the person, recognized by his Nevada state-issued identification card as Brandon Lindsey, opened two accounts on July 11: a checking account by which he deposited $5 and a financial savings account that was opened with a $15 deposit.
The person introduced his state-issued identification card and social safety quantity on the time the accounts have been opened.
At 12:09 the next day, police stated Lindsey entered a Santa Clara department the place he deposited a test within the quantity of $1,291 issued by Financial institution of Nevada within the suspect’s title that was drawn on a lodge and on line casino’s enterprise account. On the similar time, he made a withdrawal of $1,116, leaving $175 within the account.
Lower than 15 minutes later, the identical suspect allegedly deposited one other test for a similar quantity into the credit score union department in St. George, the place he withdrew $1,040 of the funds earlier than leaving.
Shortly thereafter, authorities stated Lindsey entered a second St. George department the place he deposited one other test for a similar quantity into the account and left the financial institution with $1,100. All transactions have been accomplished in lower than an hour.
The suspect then went to an ATM on Telegraph Road the place he withdrew $500, the steadiness left within the account from the three deposits.
5 days later, financial institution workers have been knowledgeable that the checks have been altered and/or fictitious. After the suspect failed to answer a request to convey the account present, police have been contacted.
Detectives discovered that every one three checks listed the identical account info and have been drawn for a similar quantity, with test numbers that have been in sequence. Additionally they ran a collection of checks that returned with info displaying a Nevada tackle in Henderson.
The whole loss to the credit score union is in extra of $3,700.
4 third-degree felony expenses, together with three counts of possession of a forgery machine and one depend of theft, have been filed by the Washington County Legal professional’s Workplace in February, and a warrant was issued for Lindsey’s arrest Feb. 25.
The suspect stays in custody on $25,250 bail.
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