Fayette County man arrested for identify theft

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County man is facing several felony charges including identity theft.

Sheriff Mike Fridley says, 18-year-old, Matthew Morton, of the Cunard area of Fayette County has been arrested following an identity theft complaint that originated in Georgia.  The Detective Bureau of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department was forwarded a complaint from the State of Georgia that had actually occurred in the Oak Hill area.  Morton had allegedly created a fake check under the name of an elderly relative made out to himself,  forged the relative’s signature and cashed it out for a large sum of cash at a local bank.

Morton has been charged with Identity Theft,  Forgery, Uttering, and Counterfeiting.  He will now await court proceedings.

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