Suspect in check altering scheme arrested

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The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a check theft scheme.

Charles Rhodes, 44, of DeFuniak Springs is now in jail on third-degree theft of property and forgery charges. His bond totals $20,000.


COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of stealing checks out of people’s mailboxes.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man seen in these photos has been taking several checks and altering them in Coffee County alone.

He is said to be driving two vehicles: a black or dark blue Volkswagen SUV and a grey Volkswagen car.

The sheriff’s office also says the man “has tattoos on his right forearm that goes from his wrist to his elbow.”

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