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Tempe Police: Man cashes check he said was payment for work, writer claims fraud

Tempe Police Headquarters (Photo illustration by Emily Johnson/The State Press)
Tempe Police Headquarters (Photo illustration by Emily Johnson/The State Press)

Tempe Police Headquarters (Photo illustration by Emily Johnson/The State Press) Tempe Police Headquarters (Photo illustration by Emily Johnson/The State Press)

Tempe Police reported the following incidents Thursday:

A 52 year-old Tempe man was arrested March 10 on the 900 block of East Vista Del Cerro Drive on suspicion of forgery, according to a police report.

The man was found trying to cash a check which was stolen on March 7, police reported.

The woman whose checks were stolen said that her checks were stolen out of her vehicle night, police reported. She said she did not know the man, did not write him a check and did not allow anyone else to write a check, according to the report.

The man told officers he was paid the $650 check to help with a book fair in Mesa for four to five hours by loading and unloading books, according to the report.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, police reported.

A 24-year-old Mesa man was arrested March 11 on the 1000 block of South Price Road on suspicion of dangerous drug, prescription drug and drug paraphernalia possession, according to a police report.

Officers contacted the man in a parking lot while he was trying to open car doors in a parking lot, police reported.

They found meth, eight syringes, a spoon with an unknown residue and several pills he did not have a prescription for, according to the report.

Officers found an apartment that had been broken into and a backpack with drug paraphernalia inside, which the man identified as his, according to the report.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, according to the report.

Reports compiled by Joey Hancock.

Reach the reporter at jshanco2@asu.edu or on follow @joey_hancock on Twitter.

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