Bryan Man Arrested for Forgery

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Police say a Bryan man was caught in the act trying to cash a forged check next to its rightful owner.

According to Bryan Police, Richard Parkinson, Jr, 19, was trying to cash a check at the First Victoria Bank on Thursday when the clerk became suspicious and called police.

Coincidentally, the owner of the check was also at the bank closing her checking account because her purse had been stolen.

Parkinson told officers that he received the check from a woman that paid him for a roofing job.

The woman she had never met Parkinson and that she did not give him a check.

Parkinson has been charged with Forgery of a Financial Instrument.