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Aug 12, 2013

Busted with City Councilor’s cheques

Michael Usher

Twenty-two year old Michael Usher, an employee of Asset Guard Manufacture Insurance Ltd., was today charged on eight indictable offenses, including two counts of forgery, two counts of obtaining property by deception, two counts of uttering a false document and two counts of claiming upon a forged document.  It is alleged that on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Usher gained possession of a checkbook belonging to proprietor and councilor Roger Espejo and proceeded to fill out, in his name, two checks in the sum of five hundred and forty-five dollars and four hundred and twenty-five dollars respectively.  He attempted to cash the fraudulent checks bearing Espejo’s signature at JL’s Quick Loan; however, an alert teller placed a call to the city councilor to confirm the validity of the payments.  Upon further inspection, Espejo discovered that a total of four stubs were missing from his checkbook.  Usher, who was found with five hundred dollars on his person, was subsequently detained and charged.  In court this afternoon, Usher was granted but could not meet bail in the sum of six thousand dollars, plus one surety of the same amount.  He is to reappear in court on October eighth.

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