TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Arrest Made in the Check Forgery Investigation
Date of News Release: 04/09/2009
(Columbia, Ky.) -- On April 9, 2009 at 1332 hours Douglas E. Matthews (age 50) of Glasgow, KY was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Dewayne Holder. Mr. Matthews was charged with one (1) count of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree in Clinton County and one (1) count in Cumberland County and was lodged in the Adair County Jail. Trooper Holder was assisted by Glasgow Police Department and the Munfordville Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing with possible criminal charges in the surrounding counties.
Original News Release Below:
Date of News Release: 04/08/2009
(Columbia, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 15-Columbia is conducting an ongoing investigation involving forged checks. An unknown individual is passing checks on TJ Samson Hospital. This individual is described as being a white male in his mid 50's with salt and pepper hair. This person is approximately 5'8" 220 lbs with a mustache and glasses. The perpetrator is usually well dressed in a button up shirt and khaki pants.
The perpetrator is cashing counterfeit payroll checks from TJ Samson Hospital with the payroll stub still attached. Along with the checks the individual is producing a photo identification card from TJ Samson Hospital. The perpetrator targets Houchens and IGA stores.
Any information in regards to this investigation can be forwarded to Trooper D. Holder with the Kentucky State Police in Columbia, KY.