A Guy's Plan to Cash a Fake Check is Foiled, When He and His Victim Go to the Bank at the Same Time
Fighting identity theft doesn't get any easier than this. On Saturday afternoon, 28-year-old David Henneman of Medford, Oregon was at a Chase bank branch, talking with the tellers about freezing his account, because someone had just cashed $700 worth of forged checks in his name.
As he talked to them, 37-year-old Matthew Frombach of Medford went to the next teller to cash a $150 check. One that was supposedly written by David. That's right, he inadvertently tried to pass a bad check RIGHT in front of the guy he was ripping off.
The tellers figured out what was happening, and tried to stall him until the cops got there. When Matthew got spooked and tried to run away, one of David's friends TACKLED HIM until the cops got there.
Matthew was arrested and charged with basically everything they could think of, first-degree forgery, theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument, negotiating a bad check, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault, harassment, AND resisting arrest.
(Medford Mail Tribune)