Worker accused of stealing, cashing boss's checks

Travis Walton (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office)
Travis Walton (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man will need to look for another job after investigators say he stole and cashed thousands of dollars worth of checks belonging to his boss.

On Tuesday, Lawrence County sheriff's deputies arrested Travis Walton, 29, of Walnut Ridge on forgery charges.

He's accused of stealing a checkbook belonging to a Greene County farmer he worked for and writing several checks totaling $5,750 in Lawrence County.

Deputies arrested Walton after he admitted to the crime during questioning, Sheriff Jody Dotson stated in an email to Region 8 News.

Walton is being held in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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