A Texas man was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 16, and is accused of a 2016 check theft from a Westminster company.
Darrell Dwayne Rodgers, 44, of Universal City, was charged with one count each of theft less than $1,000, counterfeiting of documents, possession of counterfeit documents and issuing a counterfeit document. He is being held without bond following a Wednesday bail review, according to electronic court records.
The charges stem from Oct. 26, 2016, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Dec. 6, 2016, complaint of a stolen check from a Westminster business. The alleged victim said she had mailed a check for $1,724 on Oct. 24, but later received notice that the payment was past due, she told police.
Through her bank, the woman viewed an online check image that showed a check with the same number made out for $1,396.56 deposited on Nov. 3, 2016. The alleged victim said she never signed or recognized that check.
The check was made out to Rodgers, and investigators determined that the check lacked fraud-preventative watermarks. Bank video surveillance obtained through a subpoena showed Rodgers cashing the check on Nov. 3, 2016, at a Baltimore County BB&T, according to the statement.
The footage of Rodgers also matched “recently distributed police information lookout identifying him as a suspect in a check fraud ring investigation,” according to the statement.
Rodgers is also facing charges in Frederick and Queen Anne’s counties related to document forgery and theft, according to electronic court records.