Quick action by bank employees led to the arrest of a Forrest City man on a baker’s dozen felony charges.
Police arrested Xavier Jordan, 31, on a charge of 13 counts of second-degree forgery, a Class C felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Tron Beesley of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the arrest came on Aug. 31 after officers had been dispatched to Regions Bank, 1512 W. Court St., regarding an individual allegedly trying to cash fraudulent Western Union money orders. The bank employees told the officers the suspects were in the drive-through lane at the time.
The officers made contact with Jordan, who allegedly admitted to them that the fraudulent money order was his. The officers reportedly found a total of 13 such fraudulent money orders, each for $500.
Jordan is being held in the Greene County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond, conditioned on having no contact with any Regions Bank branch.