Upshur man charged with forgery, uttering

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man turned himself in Monday after allegedly forging a check he used when paying for camping supplies at Walmart, police said.

Daniel Scott Grogg, 19, has been charged with one felony count of forgery and one felony count of uttering and was being held on a $20,000 bond in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail as of presstime.

According to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate clerk’s office, Grogg used a forged check in the amount of $169.82 to pay for items purchased at Walmart on Oct. 16. The check – which Grogg used to buy camping equipment – belonged to another individual who is not related to Grogg, Lt. Doug Loudin of the Buckhannon Police Departmtent said Tuesday.

“Daniel Scott Grogg knew the checks were not his, but forged and uttered (passed) them anyway,” Loudin, the investigating officer, wrote in the report.

Loudin said he interviewed Grogg Friday and advised him to appear to face the forgery and uttering charges. Grogg allegedly broke into a car and stole the checkbook from which the document was written, the officer added.

The penalty for a conviction of forgery or uttering is imprisonment in a state penitentiary for two to 10 years, or, in the discretion of the court confinement in jail for up to a year and a fine of up to $500.

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