Man accused of using fake credit card needs real cash for bond

Man accused of using fake credit card needs real cash for bond

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro man accused of using a "fake credit card" to get $5,000 will have to come up with 100,000 real dollars if he wants to get out of jail.

Craighead County District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Thursday to charge Simmie Lee Lott, 39, of Jonesboro with second-degree forgery, a Class C felony.

According to court documents, Lott attempted to withdraw $5,000 cash using a fraudulent credit card Wednesday from First National Bank, 2701 E. Highland.

Bank employees told investigators there had been a similar incident recently at another branch location and that the suspect matched Lott's description.

Officers checked the driver's license that Lott presented to the teller and confirmed that it was also fake, the affidavit said.

In addition to the forgery charge, Fowler found probable cause to charge Lott with criminal impersonation.

Due to Lott's lengthy criminal history, which Fowler noted during the hearing, the judge set his bond at $100,000 cash-only. Lott is due in circuit court on April 20.

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