Man Forges Stolen Check from Mail, Took It to Bank

 (WLTX) – Lexington police are searching for a man who they say forged a stolen check and tried to use it at a credit union.

Officers say Johnnie Wayne Martin III will be charged with forgery and bank fraud.

Back on March 23, police say he forged a check that he took from the outgoing mail of someone in Lexington County. They say he then presented it at the SC State Credit Union in Lexington.

Investigators say Martin has been arrested for the same type of offense before.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting “TIPSC” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Johnnie Wayne Martin III

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