Forgery Alleged

Laurens City Police yesterday charged a man with presenting a forged check for almost $6,000 earlier this month. 27-year-old Christopher Scott Whitmire of 206 Chuckhead Drive, Simpsonville was booked on a charge of Forgery. Lt. Heath Copeland states that investigation by Detective Leann Riggott indicates that on August 8th the defendant forged and published a counterfeit check for $5,975.60 made payable to another person. The name of the person who had purportedly signed the check did not authorize or sign the check, according to the investigation. Christopher Whitmire was being held in the Johnson Detention Center, pending arraignment, and was also being held for Ninety-Six police.