A city man faces charges after allegedly stealing his adopted mother's checks and attempting to cash them.
Rashawn David Williams, 20, of 722 Second St., faces a felony forgery charge.
On Aug. 2, police were contacted by Theresa Williams, also of 722 Second St., regarding forged checks.
According to court documents, Theresa learned on July 9 that her adopted son, Rashawn, allegedly went to the West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union along with two accomplices. Rashawn allegedly wrote a check to one of the accomplices for $450 and successfully cashed it.
The check had been stolen from the family home, according to police.
Theresa reviewed surveillance video and identified all three individuals, police said. She also identified Rashawn's handwriting on the check, according to police.
Rashawn and one of his accomplices attempted to cash a second stolen check on July 17, according to court records. During the incident, he allegedly got into an argument with the teller when he was told there was no money in the account.
Police said Rashawn is on state parole and had failed to report to his parole officer and advise the officer of his whereabouts.
Rashawn was arraigned before District Judge Gary Whiteman. He remains incarcerated in lieu of $25,000 bail.