Charleston police are searching for a man accused of burglarizing a woman's home and attempting to cash a stolen check.

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Anyone with information on the suspect can call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Joseph Nelson, 43, of Charleston, is wanted on burglary and forgery charges, Charleston police said. He previously lived on Race Street, police said.

The charges are in connection with a burglary that happened Wednesday on Morris Street.

A woman told police that she returned to her home and found that her front door had been damaged. Everything appeared to be in place in the home, except for a missing First Federal Bank checkbook, an incident report states.

Nelson later visited the bank at 172 Ashley Ave., presented a stolen check for $400 and asked to cash it, police said.

Nelson is described as a black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 195 pounds. He had not been located as of Friday morning.