Fake $1,300 check nets man $1,500 bond

Fake $1,300 check nets man $1,500 bond
Tony Alan Swan (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man accused of trying to cash a $1,300 check on a closed account will need to cough up a $1,500 bond to get out of jail.

Tony Swan, 43, of Jonesboro is being held in the Craighead County Detention Center on a charge of second-degree forgery following his arrest Tuesday morning.

On March 19, Regions Bank, 222 E. Washington reported Swan attempted to cash a $1,300 check. The court documents stated the account had been closed due to previous fraudulent checks.

The affidavit stated Swan can be seen on the bank's video cameras passing the checks.

During an interview with detectives, Swan reportedly admitted to attempting to cash the check, saying it had been made out by someone other than the check's owner.

After reviewing the investigator's documents, Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause existed at the time of Swan's arrest to charge him. He set Swan's bond at $1,500 and ordered him to appear in circuit court on May 25.

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