Subject allegedly alters name on check and tries to cash it at local bank

Sep 15, 2022 at 09:39 pm by WGNS News


A 35-year-old Nashville man allegedly tried to cash a check that was not his. A police report shows the suspect went to an F & M Bank branch in Murfreesboro and presented the teller with a $10,000 check that was made out to him, but bank employees say the check appeared to have been tampered with, according to an MPD report. A quick phone call to the account holder in Smyrna, TN reveled the suspicion of bank workers was correct.


Evidently, the check had been made out to one person, but altered to reflect the name of someone else. That 'someone else' was believed to be the Nashville man who tried to cash the check. A police report shows the suspect intervened in the delivery of the check between the mailbox of the sender and the mailbox of the receiver.

After the culprit got his hands on the check, he – or someone helping him, allegedly changed the name of the payee. When he tried to cash the check in Murfreesboro, the bank obtained his fingerprint and a copy of his drivers license. Needless to say, the subject left without cash-in-hand and left not only his fingerprint behind, but also his ID. 

The MPD have since arrested a man by the name of Justin Miller and charged him with attempted theft in the amount of $10,000 to $60,000. He has also been charged with criminal simulation. Apparently, the check that the suspect allegedly tried to cash was in the amount of $10,967.92... landing the culprit with a felony charge.

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