Police: Would-be thief misspells grandmother's name on check - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Police: Would-be thief misspells grandmother's name on stolen check

Jerry Crowden (Florence Police) Jerry Crowden (Florence Police)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

A Shoals man accused of trying to forge a check from his grandmother is being held in the Lauderdale County Jail, after police say his criminal plot failed miserably.

Florence investigators said 19-year-old Jerry Benjamin Crowden stole a check from his grandmother recently, and tried to pass it off at a bank on New Year's Day. However, the teller noticed one glaring problem with it - the grandmother's name was spelled wrong in the signature line.

Even if Crowden was unsure how to spell the woman's name, police said all he had to do was look at the top half of the slip, where the name printed correctly. The teller took the $80 check, and called Crowden's grandmother, who said it was indeed stolen.

Crowden left the bank, but was arrested a couple of days later, and charged with possession of a forged instrument.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

    Arkansas executes killer for 4th lethal injection in 8 days

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:27:46 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:27 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:27:46 GMT

    State officials have declared the three already completed executions a success, using terms like "closure" for the victims' families, as they prepare for a fourth.

    More >>

    State officials have declared the three already completed executions a success, using terms like "closure" for the victims' families, as they prepare for a fourth.

    More >>
  • Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

    Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:08 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:18:08 GMT

    Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon...

    More >>

    Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.

    More >>
  • GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

    GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:17:45 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:17:45 GMT

    Lawmakers and the White House are nearing agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill days ahead of a government shutdown deadline - and President Trump's 100th day in office.

    More >>

    Lawmakers and the White House are nearing agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill days ahead of a government shutdown deadline - and President Trump's 100th day in office.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly