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Johnson City man accused of taking Social Security check from mailbox

Staff Report • Jul 2, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Johnson City police arrested a city man Tuesday on accusations that he stole a Social Security check from a mailbox and cashed it.

Joey Lee Gardner, 27, 1215 W. Main St., was charged with theft of property over $500 and forgery over $500.

Police said Gardner took the check from a mailbox in Johnson City and cashed it, keeping the money.

Gardner was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $2,000 bond with a Sessions Court appearance set for later Tuesday afternoon.