Chapin police charge man with trying to cash forged check

July 22, 2013 

— A man faces charges after allegedly trying to cash a forged check at a grocery store, Chapin police announced Monday.

According to police, Anthony Gilmore entered a BiLo at 1419 Chapin Road Friday to cash what he said was a payroll check for $428.36 from a McDonald’s location on Forest Drive. Gilmore told officers he was employed there. Gilmore told officers he had just come from Aiken and was going to cash the check for gas money for his ride.

Police say they made contact with the person who dropped Gilmore off at the store, Stristian L.Cullum, and got permission to search their GMC Yukon vehicle. Police say they found another forged check from Precision Tune for $1,137.24, and then checked with McDonald’s and Precision Tune to discover Gilmore had never been employed with either company.

Gilmore was arrested and charged with forgery and simple possession of marijuana, police said, while Cullum was charged with open container of liquor and simple possession of marijuana.

Both suspects were taken to Lexington County Detention Center.

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