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Man arrested for forging checks

A Coral man has been arrested for using stolen checks to buy goods at a business in Sand Lake.
According to Sand Lake Police Chief Ken Williams, George Jaffery Traxler, 33, of Coral, used stolen checks on four separate dates in July to purchase alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets, and to get cash back, for a total of $205. The checks came back as no good, because the account had been closed in 2008.
When Sand Lake Police contacted the Montcalm County dispatch to see if they could get an address on the suspect, they found out that Montcalm had received a report from the suspect’s mother that the checks had been stolen.
Traxler was arrested and booked into the Kent County Jail on August 6, and arraigned on August 8 on charges of Forgery—Uttering and Publishing, and being a habitual offender-4th offense. Bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety. A preliminary hearing was set for Wednesday, August 17 at 10 a.m.
Traxler is also suspected of passing the bad checks in Newaygo, Montcalm, and Mecosta Counties.

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