Two men arrested for possession of forged instruments

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 8, 2001

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The Troy Police Department have arrested and charged two Troy men for possession of forged instruments.

Curtis Edward Potts, 38, of Troy was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of possession of forged instruments (checks) second degree according to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

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"The checks were stolen from a Troy residence on Nov. 1," said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer and administrative assistant for the Troy Police Dept. "Potts allegedly purchased merchandise and received cash in several businesses in Troy."

Potts’ bond has been set at $10,000 in each of the five charges.

Potts is also charged with the unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in Troy on Oct. 31, Scarbrough said.

"In this case Potts allegedly took a purse, which contained credit cards," he said. "He is charged with three counts of the fraudulent use of credit cards in businesses in Troy."

Potts’ bond in this incident is set at $5,000 in each of the four cases (one count breaking and entering and three counts fraudulent use of credit card) for a total of $20,000.

Polando Boswell, 29, of Troy was also arrested and charged with one count of possession of a forged instrument second degree. Boswell’s bond is set at $5,000.

"The check used in this case was one taken from the burglary on Nov. 1," Scarbrough said.

Other information released by the Troy Police Department includes the arrest of Lawrence Edward Lewis Jr., 19, of Geneva County in connection with a rape that occurred Oct. 27 in Troy.

These cases are still under investigation by the Troy Police Department. Anyone with information on these cases should call the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.