Auburn man arrested, charged with 'check kiting'

Auburn man arrested, charged with 'check kiting'

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - On Tuesday, Dec. 2 the Auburn Police Division arrested 35-year-old Barry J. Goss from Auburn on a felony warrant charging him with Theft of Property Second Degree.

The arrest is the result of an investigation into a report of theft of property that was filed with police on Nov. 26. Officers were informed that an individual entered a bank and deposited forged checks into an account and immediately withdrew funds totaling over $1,300.

The fraudulent transactions or “check kiting“ occurred on two different occasions at banks located in the 1600 blocks of E. University Drive and S. College Street.

An investigation into the incident by the Auburn Police Division developed Goss as a suspect after it was discovered that the forged checks were deposited into his personal account. Goss was also captured on video surveillance at both banks depositing the forged checks and withdrawing funds.

He was taken into custody at the scene on unrelated charges and subsequently charged with theft of property second degree.

Goss was transported to the Lee County Jail and will be eligible for a $3,000 bond.

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