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.