After forging three checks from the sale of cattle in Texas a man has been arrested and could be charged with more.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and the Milam County Sheriff’s Office were able to arrest Kenneth Kirk, 64, of Cameron, on three counts of passing a forged check.
Kirk is alleged to have endorsed three checks with the victim’s signature prior to cashing in the checks at a local convenience store. More than $10,000 was taken through the scheme.
After an investigation by TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas and members of the Milam County Sheriff’s Office, a warrant was issued for Kirk’s arrest. He surrendered to authorities on Nov. 6 and was booked into the Milam County Jail. That same day Kirk later bonded out of jail for $12,000.
A week later a grand jury in Milam County handed down indictments for three counts of passing a forged writing with intent to defraud or harm another. All three counts are felonies in Texas. Kirk could face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each charge, if convicted. A release from TSCRA says that more charges are expected.
Dumas and TSCRA thanked Milam County District Attorney Bill Torrey for his ongoing assistance on the case, as well as Sheriff Chris White and Lt. John Mendoza of the Milam County Sheriff’s Office.
If anyone has information about this case they are asked to contact investigators at:
- Special Ranger Dumas at (979) 828-5832
- Milam County Sheriff’s Office at (254) 697-7033