May 11, 2009

Alleged forger’s phones sent to FBI

Authorities said a man was arrested for allegedly having cell phones delivered to a Louisiana FBI office and paying with counterfeit cashier's checks.

Monroe police said the FBI office received a call Thursday from a Minnesota cell phone distributor saying phones had been shipped to the office's address and the counterfeit cashier's checks used to pay the $2,359.45 bill misspelled cashier's as cahier's, The (Monroe, La.) News Star reported Monday.

Detectives said the FBI prevented the suspect, identified as Clifton Wright, 44, from receiving a second shipment at the office and contacted the local police.

Wright, of Memphis, was taken to the Ouachita Correctional Center on two forgery charges. Police said he was also wanted as a fugitive from justice on a Georgia forgery warrant for a similar crime.