Jun 2, 2011 10:50 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Man Accused of Passing Counterfeit Checks

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State police have arrested a 60-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of passing counterfeit checks and defrauding Regions Bank of more than a $100,000.
In a news release, troopers say Oliver Edwards Sr. was booked Tuesday with bank fraud and felony theft.
Detective say Edwards allegedly deposited several checks, then withdrew the money from the account before it was discovered that they were counterfeit.
Edwards faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000 if found guilty of bank fraud.
He faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $3,000 on the theft charges if convicted.
It was not clear if Edwards has an attorney.


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