PARSONS - A Hambleton man is free on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond after being arrested for allegedly writing a worthless check.
Joseph Allen Streets, 26, of Route 1, Box 178, Hambleton, was arraigned before Tucker County Magistrate Riley Barb on a felony worthless check charge.
The criminal complaint alleges Streets had his vehicle towed to a local garage for repairs on about Sept. 20. The complaint alleges Streets came by to pick up the vehicle when the work was finished and offered a check for $801.33, but told the victim he would have to go to the bank to get a loan to pay for the repairs.
According to the complaint, the alleged victim told Streets he would hold the check until the following Monday before depositing it. The complaint states Streets called that Saturday to say the check was no good and that he didn't get a loan, so the victim held the check in belief that Streets would come by and pay him, but that never happened.
A conviction of felony worthless check carries a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment in a penitentiary for not less than one year, nor more than 10 years, or both.