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Forgery investigation leads to 2 arrests, four additional suspects wanted

Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 12:01 PM CST
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DECATUR Ala. (WAFF) - Two suspects have been arrested and four others are still wanted in connection with a forgery investigation in Decatur.

Investigators with Decatur Police said the initial forgery report happened on Oct. 6, 2021 at a local business.

“They were forging employee names on the signature line of the check. They were writing them to themselves, or to other people or to cash and then they were depositing them at the bank and then quickly withdrawing the money,” Detective Sean Mukaddam said.

According to police, the business reported 43 checks were forged, resulting in more than $21,000 in losses.

“He didn’t even issue a check to anyone of these people involved in the case. So at this point we have no idea how they got their bank and routing number. They could have taken a picture of someone that legitimately recycled something there, and they’re forging, creating a whole other check book in essence,” he said.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified and issued warrants for six suspects. Two suspects are in custody.

On Nov. 2, 29-year-old Dyllan Jones was arrested and charged with third-degree theft, third-degree forgery and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was booked into the Morgan County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $4,000 bond.

On Nov. 5, 36-year-old Joshua Dutton was arrested and charged with first-degree theft, five counts of identity theft and five counts of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Dutton was additionally charged with first-degree theft and six counts of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for an unrelated investigation. He was booked into the Morgan County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $46,000 bond.

The Decatur Police Department asks for the public’s help to find the following suspects with active warrants.

30-year-old Alexsanyna Collier of Decatur: Active warrant for third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

37-year-old Jeremy Chatmon of Decatur: Active warrant for third-degree forgery

37-year-old Jason Whitt of Knoxville, TN: Active warrant for identity theft

51-year-old Gerald Kirby of Trinity: Active warrants for first-degree theft and five counts of identity theft

Below are photos of the suspects from Decatur Police.

Left to right: Gerald Kirby, Alexsanyna Collier, Jason Whitt, Jeremy Chatmon
Left to right: Gerald Kirby, Alexsanyna Collier, Jason Whitt, Jeremy Chatmon(Decatur Police)

Contact Decatur Police if you know any information.

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