Tallahassee man arrested on bank-fraud charges

Tallahassee man arrested on bank-fraud charges
Posted at 2:52 AM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 03:15:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man accused of passing worthless checks has been arrested on theft and fraud charges.

George Anthony Scott Jr., 31, on Tuesday remained in the Leon County Detention Center, where he was booked Saturday.

He is being held on bonds totaling $45,000 for grand theft of $5,000 or more but less than $10,000, making a cash deposit in a bank with intent to defraud, and defrauding a financial institution.

When booked on the charges, Scott was already in the jail on unrelated charges that carried separate bonds. 

Scott deposited checks totaling $14,250 into multiple Regions Banks in October 2017, and all the checks were returned with non-sufficient funds, according to a probable cause document. Regions had a loss of $3,079.14 in bank fees.

He wrote checks on his Tallahassee State Bank account for a business and deposited them into his Regions Bank accounts, a Tallahassee Police Department investigator wrote.

Scott told the TPD investigator that he either wrote the checks or had someone else write them for him, mentioning about one of the checks that he was "trying to get stuff done."

"Whatever checks y'all got going on you can just put it towards me," the TPD investigator wrote that Scott said when asked about the involvement of others in the writing of the checks.

The investigator told Scott that he should not accept responsibility for any of the checks he did not write them.

"No, It's my account so I take all responsibility for it," Scott said.

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