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Decatur Police make 4 arrests in 3 forgery cases

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Two men were arrested for trying to pass counterfeit cash. In two other cases, people were arrested for cashing forged checks. (Source: MGN Composite) Two men were arrested for trying to pass counterfeit cash. In two other cases, people were arrested for cashing forged checks. (Source: MGN Composite)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Decatur Police made several arrests related to three separate cases of possession of forged instruments Tuesday and Wednesday.

Officers were dispatched to Petro South on Sixth Avenue Tuesday, where a man had attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle occupied by three other people.

Moments later the vehicle and its occupants were located at a RaceWay station on Highway 20, where another attempt was made to use a separate counterfeit bill.

Investigators arrested Jonathan Hines Tuesday and charged him with first-degree possession of a forged instrument.

Wednesday, as the investigation continued, Anthony Johnson Jr. was named as a suspect in the Petro South incident, and he was charged with first-degree possession of a forged instrument. In addition, he was charged with violating open container laws at the RaceWay.

In a separate case Wednesday, Joseph Nicholas Clifton was arrested on second-degree forged instrument charges stemming from an investigation that had been active since November. McClary Tire and Direct, Inc. notified police that several checks had been forged and cashed against the businesses' accounts.

In yet another case, Sheena Clark faces two charges of second-degree possession of forged instruments. In April, Redstone Federal Credit Union reported to police that two suspicious checks had been deposited into Clark's account. An investigation determined Clark had deposited the forged checks into her own account and then withdrew the cash.

Possession of forged instruments in the second degree is a Class-C felony.

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