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Erwin man accused of depositing check from fake account

Staff Report • Jul 18, 2013 at 5:01 PM

An Erwin man was arrested Thursday in Johnson City on charges that he deposited a check from a nonexistent bank account.

Thomas J. King, 31, 18212 Zane Whitson Road, Erwin, was charged with criminal simulation over $1,000.

Police went to Peoples Community Bank, 300 Sunset Drive, on June 13. Employees told police King deposited a check that after being processed was found to be issued on a nonexistent account and bank from Oklahoma.

King was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance Friday.

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