Waco Man Arrested for Cashing Dead Man’s Check
News 10 is reporting that a Waco man was arrested Monday for trying to cash a dead man's check at a local bank.
Andrew James Holt, 28, was charged with forgery after he attempted to cash the check of a dead man at Educator’s Credit Union at 641 North Robinson Dr.
He is currently being held in the McLennan County Jail with a $25,000 bond.
KWTX said, "Holt was arrested after a man entered the credit union just after 10:30 a.m. and attempted to cash a check for $500 at the credit union, police said. The teller checked the account number and discovered the account was closed in 2005 and that the account holder was dead, police said. An off-duty officer providing security at the credit union was advised and requested backup. The officers contacted the man and determined that the identification he presented when he tried to cash the check actually belonged to his brother, police said."
Holt told police that he received the check for doing yard work.