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Police: Man tried to cash counterfeit check at bank

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – St. Matthews Police arrested a man after he tried to cash a counterfeit check at a bank.

According to an arrest report, Kenny Calvin Sulzer, 53, of Louisville, presented a check for $1,184 to a teller at Wilson and Muir Bank around 5 p.m. December 20. Bank employees said Sulzer also give the teller his identification card with matched the information printed on the check.

While a teller was processing the transaction, a bank employee went outside and told a St. Matthews police officer about the situation. When the officer when inside to speak with Sulzer and instructed him to move away from the teller window, Sulzer tried to flee. He was placed under arrest after a brief struggle with the officer.

In a taped statement Sulzer told police he thought the checks were legitimate, but said he did not do any work for the company whose name was printed on the check. Sulzer said he received $40 for cashing the checks.

Sulzer is charged with three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and one count of assault. He was also booked on possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after finding him in possession of a pipe with a substance suspected to be marijuana.

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