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Police: Man forges check of deceased

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:30 am

A Kempner man is behind bars after police said he tried to cash a forged check from a dead individual.

Timothy Christopher Albert, 24, was arraigned by Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Wednesday on a charge of forgery, a state jail felony.

According to an arrest affidavit, Albert attempted to cash an $850 check on Dec, 10, 2010, at the drive-thru service area of Union State Bank in Killeen.

After the check was cashed, a bank employee discovered that the account was invalid, and asked Albert to give the money back. Albert drove away, the affidavit stated.

An investigation revealed that the payee of the check was deceased.

A thumbprint on the check was matched to Albert, the affidavit stated.

Albert is currently in Bell County Jail. Cook set his bail at $20,000.

Area police reports indicated:

Killeen

  • The unauthorized use of a vehicle was reported at 1:04 p.m. in the 400 block of North Second Street Tuesday. The vehicle was taken without permission by an unknown person.
  • Criminal mischief was reported at 7:37 p.m. at Firestone Tire Co. in the 600 block of North Eighth Street Tuesday. Two windows were broken, and no arrests were made.
  • An assault with bodily injury was reported at 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of Kerrville Court.
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia was reported at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 18th Street and East Rancier Avenue.
  • A theft, misdemeanor, was reported at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Florence Road.
  • Driving while license suspended was reported at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of East Elms Road.
  • Reckless driving was reported at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of South W.S. Young Drive.
  • A theft was reported at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of North 38th Street.
  • A theft, misdemeanor, was reported at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Lowes Boulevard.
  • A terroristic threat was reported at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of South W.S. Young Drive.
  • A theft, misdemeanor shoplifting, was reported at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Lowes Boulevard.
  • An illegal smoking product was reported at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Daffodil and Poppy drives.
  • A theft, misdemeanor shoplifting, was reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of South W.S. Young Drive.
  • Criminal mischief was reported at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of North Eighth Street.
  • An open container was reported at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Crockett Drive.
  • Displaying a license plate assigned to another vehicle was reported at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of South Second Street and Priest Drive.

Copperas Cove

  • A forgery of a financial instrument was reported at 8:33 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of East U.S. Highway 190.
  • A burglary of a building, stolen breaker box, was reported at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 3400 block of Horizon Street.
  • Possession of a controlled substance was reported at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of South 25th Street.
  • A burglary of a residence, stolen currency and cell phone, was reported at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Harker Heights

  • A burglary of a residence was reported at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Brittney Way.

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2 comments:

  • Pima posted at 12:45 pm on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    Pima Posts: 5

    This happened in 2010? It seriously took 3 years to get this arrest or did you guys not proof the article?

    BTW @hank2729, I seem to have missed where they say this guy was a soldier or do you assume all crimes are committed by soldiers that need to "supplement their poor pay"?

     
  • hank2729 posted at 9:07 am on Thu, Jan 16, 2014.

    hank2729 Posts: 7

    What do you expect, there are tons of army troops at Ft. Hood. They have to steal things to supplement their poor pay and benefits they get somehow. Doggies were always like that when I was in the military. We had pretty good pay so we didn't have to steal and kill people around the post. We were making $78.00 a month and we were rich. We had to go on liberty with someone else because it kept us safe from getting robbed and attacked to steal all of the money that we had in our pockets, especially on payday which was the 1st of each month.