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Assistant police chief charged for writing bad checks

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Bridgeport's assistant police chief was charged for writing bad checks. Bridgeport's assistant police chief was charged for writing bad checks.
JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

An assistant police chief was arrested in Jackson County for writing bad checks.

Police Chief Robert Kirk said he is aware of the charges and it's a concern anytime an officer is arrested.

Bridgeport Assistant Police Chief Greg Potter was arrested over the weekend on misdemeanor charges of negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument charges.

He was released on a $300 recognizance bond.

Court officials said it was a check Potter had written out to North Alabama Electric Cooperative for $500 last July, but warrants were taken out when the company was unable to collect.

This isn't Potter's first arrest on bad check charges. The Jackson County Court Clerk's Office also shows Potter has written as many as 10 other bad checks dating back to 1996.

Chief Kirk said he was unaware about his assistant chief's prior bad check charges because he was not the chief at that time.

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