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Man Attempts to Cash Fake Check in Odessa, Arrested on Several Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – One man is facing several charges following an incident on Sunday night.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to H.E.B. on 42nd Street in reference to a theft.

When officers arrived on the scene, H.E.B. employees told police that three people attempted to steal several items valued at over $500 from the store in two shopping baskets.

H.E.B. employees told police that two of the subjects fled the scene but they were able to detain 51-year-old Robert Barnard.

According to the report, Barnard also tried to cash a bad check, which belonged to someone else, for over $500.

Officers say they also found Barnard to be in possession of a fake identification card containing the name of the person on the bad check.

H.E.B. was able to recover one of the baskets valued just under $322.

Barnard was arrested on charges of forgery of Government National Inst/Money/Security, forger of a financial instrument and theft of property. We're told Barnard also had two warrants including one for theft by check.

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