An Indianapolis man was arrested after police said he forged checks in Johnson County last year and earlier this year.
Steven Frost, 26, of 1210 S. Randolph St., Indianapolis, was arrested on a charge of forgery.
A Greenwood business owner called police in November after finding that someone had cashed a check for nearly $3,000 from her business account. Frost was listed as the person who cashed the check, even though the business owner doesn’t know him, according to a Greenwood Police Department report.
Investigators found that the check was a forgery, as it didn’t have the hologram that real checks do. Also, the check was cashed out of sequence, and the business owner still had the real check with the check number that was cashed, the report said.
Police contacted Frost, who told them he was paid with the check for tree services he performed on the east side of Indianapolis, although he didn’t have an address for the business. Frost eventually stopped returning officers’ phone calls about the investigation.
In January, police found another fraudulent check was passed in Edinburgh, the report said.
Frost was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held on $8,000 bond.