Alleged forger arrested |

Alleged forger arrested

Jeff Munson, Tribune city editor

A 26-year-old Placerville man is being held without bail after he allegedly tried to forge two checks amounting to more than $7,000 and and had in his possession mail believed to be stolen.

Cavalier Schmucker was arrested Friday at Wells Fargo bank in Stateline after allegedly asking a bank employee to cash one check for $723 and another for $6,200 with a forged signature, authorities said.

He is being held without bail because of a fugitive warrant, according to a Douglas County Sheriff’s report.

A bank employee became suspicious and called authorities after Schmucker asked to open an account after being denied the cash from the checks.

Schmucker was found to have two knives and several envelopes in his possession from people in the Placerville area. Deputies contacted authorities in El Dorado County, who said there had been a rash of mail thefts recently.

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