The Commerce Police Department arrested four people last week on six forgery charges stemming from passing counterfeit checks.
Four of the charges resulted from checks passed at Quality Foods, Maysville Road.
Dean S. Deanthony, 20, 1876 Tiger Flowers Drive, NW, Atlanta; Darryl Timothy Bain, 23, 1760 Tiger Flowers Drive, NW, Atlanta; and Christopher B. Shanks, 24, 3632 Caseys Cove, Ellenwood, were all charged with cashing forged checks at Quality Foods.
Officials were able to get copies of their driver’s licenses from Pak Print Plus, Pottery Factory Drive, to identify the suspects, according to the arrest report.
Deanthony and Bain were also charged with forgery and littering after an incident at Ingles, Hwy. 334.
The Ingles store manager told police that on July 19 two black males cashed a counterfeit check. The next day, they came back to cash another check and were told that they needed to go to the bank. As the store manager watched, one of the men tore up the check they’d tried to cash and dropped the pieces in the parking lot. The manager recovered the pieces and taped the check back together.
According to the arrest report, the local Ingles manager said a manager from another Ingles called him to report a similar transaction at his store, and Quality Foods reported having three checks from the suspects.
In another case from Quality Foods, police announced the arrest of Jeffery Wayne Manders, 42, 66 Betts Street, Winder, for forgery related to a check passed in July.