Man faces forgery charge

— A local man was charged in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday for forgery after allegedly altering checks.

Rene Valdez Garza, 25, was arrested Tuesday on felony and gross misdemeanor warrants after police were called to investigate a fraudulent check complaint, court records show.

He was charged with forgery and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

The arrest follows an investigation into two altered checks — one check had the amount altered and the second had a name altered, court record show.


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