An Aberdeen man was charged with cashing two bad checks at area liquor stores.

Douglas Eugene Ringgold Jr., 41, of the 700 block of Battle Avenue, was charged on March 12 with two counts of forgery, two counts of issuing false documents and two counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000.

Officers received a report from Aberdeen Liquor Store in the 100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard on March 9 that Ringgold had come into the store on Feb. 17 and presented and cashed a cashier's check for $3,812.11 from Herring Bank of Texas, according to charging documents.

Harford Bank later rejected the check stating it was altered or fake, according to charging documents.


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On Feb. 24, Ringgold presented and cashed a copy of the same check at Northside Liquor Store in the 200 block of North Philadelphia Road, according to charging documents. The bank also rejected this check as fake.

According to court records, Ringgold has several addresses and officers had difficulty finding and arresting him.

Ringgold was later arrested Tuesday and being held on a $3,000 bail, according to court. He was sent for a bail hearing before Harford District County Judge David Carey on Wednesday afternoon.

Harford County Public Defender Laura Garcia, who represented Ringgold during the hearing, said Ringgold is a life-long resident of Maryland who is single with two kids. She said Ringgold completed high school and works full-time at the KFC in Abingdon as a cook.

Garcia asked Carey to let Ringgold out on his own recognizance or reduce his bail.

Harford County Assistant State's Attorney Mark Meehan said Ringgold has five failures to appear and two prior assaults and a theft charge. He asked for Carey to keep bail as set.

Carey order Ringgold to be kept on bail as set. Ringgold had not posted bail and was still being held at the Harford County Detention Center as of Thursday afternoon.