Two Midlanders are learning the hard way to always respect your elders.
22-year-old Jeff Bowman and 24-year-old Amber Thomas are accused of forging checks from an elderly man.
Midland Police began investigating when an 84-year old man reported his checkbook stolen back on December 21st.
Detectives learned two checks totaling $685 had been made out to Thomas.
They matched video surveillance of her cashing the checks to a previous mug shot.
Investigators also discovered more checks totaling more than $1,000 made out to the couple.
We're told they found the elderly man's checkbook in Thomas's car, along with other forged checks.
Thomas confessed to cashing them and said Bowman was helping her do it.