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Man accused of stealing checks

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Feb 08 2013 06:44:30 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 08 2013 04:52:31 PM CST
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A Johnson City man is facing a dozen charges after police say checks were stolen.

Johnson City police arrested Wesley B. Lawson Thursday. Police say an investigation stemmed from stolen checks passed through Eastman Credit Union and BB&T Bank.

The checks were made payable to Lawson and passed during the last week of January.

Police say Lawson is believed to be the person on surveillance bank footage completing the transactions.

He is charged with eight counts of forgery, two counts of identity theft and two counts of theft of property over $1,000.