Man wanted on charges he cashed $3,600 in bogus checks at Charleston banks

James Rogers Williams Jr., 34, of Waring Road in Summerville is wanted on four counts of crimes against a federally chartered or insured financial institution after the police said he cashed $3,653.34 worth of bogus checks at banks in Charleston. (PROVIDED/CANNON DETENTION CENTER)

A 34-year-old Summerville man is wanted on four charges that he cashed more than $3,600 worth of bogus checks at banks in Charleston, the police said Thursday.

James Rogers Williams Jr. of Waring Road faces four counts of crimes against a federally chartered or insured financial institution.

The Charleston Police Department has asked for the public’s help in finding the man.

On June 19 at the Bank of South Carolina on Meeting Street, investigators said he cashed two checks for $914.32 and $911.23 that were stolen from a mailbox on Woodbine Avenue and later forged to make it look like Williams was the intended recipient.

On the back of the checks, Williams provided his driver’s license number, birthdate and his signature, the police said. He also was spotted on surveillance footage from the bank, they said.

Also on June 19, the police said Williams cashed bogus checks for $909.15 and $918.64 at two First Federal Bank locations in West Ashley.

Court records show that Williams has past convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information about Williams’ whereabouts should call the Charleston Police Department at 720-2427 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Reach Andrew Knapp at 937-5414 or twitter.com/offlede.

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