Tennessee man accused of depositing copy of $33K check he deposited weeks earlier

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A Tennessee man is accused of depositing a copy of a check for more than $33,000 that he had already deposited to his bank account several weeks earlier.

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Travis Anderson, 29, of Johnson City, was arrested Monday and charged with depositing a worthless check valued at more than $10,000, auto theft and authentication theft, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office online booking records.

According to a news release from the Johnson City Police Department, a branch manager of Eastman Credit Union in Johnson City told police on Nov. 5, 2020, that the bank had been defrauded of $17,491, WJHL reported.

Police said that Anderson had opened an account with the credit union with “a genuine check for $33,695.35,” the television station reported.

Anderson allegedly spent the money over the course of several weeks until the account was overdrawn, according to WJHL.

According to the police department’s news release, Anderson then “deposited a forged copy of the same check in the same amount of $33,695.35.”

After making the second deposit, Anderson allegedly withdrew $20,000 in cash, WJHL reported.

Anderson was arrested by Johnson City police at 9:30 a.m. EDT Monday and was booked into the Washington County Jail, according to online booking records. His bail was set at $30,000.