Repeat offender arrested in check forgery case

Suspect Sam Crossland already had 3 pending forgery charges

Sam Crossland, 33, who reportedly already has three pending forgery cases against him, is suspected of forging his name again on some stolen checks. Crossland was arrested Thursday in this latest case.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that the checks belonged to a 69-year-old man and his wife who told San Antonio police they had placed them into a mailbox to pay bills.

Police believe, somehow, Crossland got his hands on four checks, changed the payee’s name to his own and cashed them last October.

The affidavit stated that the victim told detectives his signature had been forged, and that he did not know Crossland.

Detectives were able to get Crossland’s name from the banks where he cashed the checks, using his own drivers license, the affidavit stated.

One bank also was able to provide investigators with a license plate number for his car, the affidavit stated.

Crossland was out on bond in connection with three other forgery cases when he forged and cashed the stolen checks, the affidavit stated.

The latest charge against the South Side resident is forgery involving the elderly.

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