Bad timing foils check forger

"Yeah, someone forged
 a check and took money 
from my account. 
And he looks just like 
that guy over there. 
In fact, he looks exactly 
like that guy over there..."

David Henneman and his friend stopped by a Chase bank in Medford, Oregon to explain that someone was passing fraudulent checks using his account.

As Mr. Henneman was talking to the teller, her eyes got wide and she said the guy just entered the bank.

The check forger was trying to cash another fraudulent check on Mr. Henneman's account.

Tellers tried to delay the man, Matthew John Frombach, but he got suspicious and tried to leave to "use the bathroom."

As he left the bank, Mr. Henneman's friend tried to stop him, and Mr. Frombach punched him, yet the friend, Josh Rigiero, was able to catch and detain him until police arrived.

Since Mr. Henneman had just ordered a set of new checks that never arrived, he suspects they were stolen out of his mailbox.

Mr. Frombach was charged with first-degree forgery, theft, criminal possession of a forged instrument, negotiating a bad check, disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault, harassment and resisting arrest.

Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Check fraud foiled when suspect and victim stop at the same bank branch, Mail Tribune, Oregon>>

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