Police have charged a man with 18 felonies and nine misdemeanors, saying that he had made out stolen checks to himself, signed the owner's name and cashed them at First Citizens Bank.
Dennis Earl Williams, 60, of 611 E. Davie St., surrendered at the Wake County Detention Center on Tuesday and was held on $50,000 for a Wednesday court appearance on the charges contained in nine arrest warrants.
According to the warrants, Williams made out stolen checks to himself nine times between May 29 and July 9, signed the name of the man from whom they had been taken and cashed them for a total of $2,420.
In each incident, police charged Williams with obtaining property by false pretense and uttering a forged endorsement, both felonies. They charged him with nine counts of possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor because the value of the blank check was listed as only a dollar.