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Bryan man charged in check forgery

Eagle Staff Report

A Bryan man remained jailed Thursday, a day after he was charged with trying to cash a stolen payroll check.

Ammond Stepp, 20, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant stemming from an April 15 incident in which he cashed a payroll check from Lee College at Lone Star Grocery, according to court records. The check was for $1,700.

Stepp tried to cash another check April 30, the records state, but the cashier determined he was not the person the check was made out to and called the police.

When officers contacted Stepp, he told them two men had given him the checks to cash. Stepp said he kept $400 from the first cashed check and gave the rest of the money to the men, records state.

He told police he did it because he needed money.

Stepp was being held at the Brazos County Jail on $15,000 bond. Forgery of a financial instrument is a state jail felony, punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

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