October 28, 2021

Wanted Garland man charged in check forgery

DEXTER – A Garland man was arrested Thursday afternoon by Dexter police Officer Alan Grinnell on two outstanding warrants from Newport District Court.

While Grinnell had the man in custody, the officer added two new charges: theft by unauthorized taking and forgery.

Charles Michaud Sr., 35, of Garland is accused of stealing a check and trying to cash it at a local bank for $800.

Dexter Police Chief Art Roy said Michaud had gone into the bank on Tuesday and allegedly tried to cash the check, but with a much higher amount written in.

“He went back the next day and tried it again, except this time he changed the amount,” said Roy. “The bank cashed it this time.”

The two outstanding warrants were for burglary, operating after suspension and being a habitual offender. The warrants were clerk’s warrants, which means they were filed by the court clerk and the affidavit providing information about the offenses is sealed until the clerk receives proof of service.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department filed the original complaint. Penobscot County Detective Bill Flagg said he could provide no information as the charges are part of an ongoing investigation.

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