Tallahassee man arrested for passing worthless checks

Tallahassee man arrested for passing worthless checks
Posted at 4:50 AM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 03:55:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man showcased his artwork with things he is accused of obtaining by giving businesses fraudulent checks. 

Treyzontino Fulliere, 40, was jailed four days in the Leon County Detention Center until a professional bondsman posted his $37,000 bond Monday.

Complaint documents say Fulliere gave false, forged or altered checks for goods or other property to A-Z Rent All, Beat the Heat, Auto Audiophiles, Southern Flooring and J. Gandy Printers.

His charges include six counts of grand theft, seven of offering forged documents and one count of the criminal use of another person's personal identification information.

The Tallahassee Police Department said local businesses began filing reports about Fulliere passing checks on closed Regions accounts in June 2017.

One victim said he saw on Fulliere's Facebook page the carpet he sold him in what appears to be an art studio at Railroad Square Art Park.

On Dec. 8, 2017, Fulliere, speaking by phone with a TPD investigator, estimated he owed businesses about $4,000 and said he bought the items to turn them into money to pay bills.

In a phone call the TPD investigator recorded, Fulliere said he did not know one person whose name was on a stolen check he presented to a business and said he did not steal any checks.

Fulliere once had checking accounts at Regions and PNC Bank, the court document shows.

But those accounts were closed. The Regions account was closed for non-sufficient funds. The PNC Bank account was closed for Fulliere depositing a Regions check into his account and the Regions check being returned unpaid to PNC Bank.

"In reference to passing checks on closed accounts, Fulliere at one point stated, 'Was it wrong? Yes," according to the probable cause document. "Did I intentionally do what I did knowing it was wrong? Yes. In my mind did I have a reason to do it? Yes. Was it ethical? No. Was it responsible? No."

The TPD investigator wrote that the items Fulliere obtained from A-Z Rental All - including tents, tables and chairs - were "used to showcase Fulliere's artwork during FAMU Homecoming and were located in a grassy area along Perry St. near Bragg Stadium."

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