STANFORD - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is asking the community to help catch an alleged check thief.
Wilbur Riddle Jr., 23, reportedly of 12531 Ky. 1247, Waynesburg, is wanted in connection with a recent wave of check thefts and fraud in Lincoln County. Riddle has 12 warrants out for his arrest, ranging from criminal possession of a forged instrument to theft of mail matter, Sheriff Shelby Lakes said.
Police say Riddle is taking checks from mailboxes along rural routes and trying to cash them at area businesses. In some instances, white-out was used to obscure the original intended recipient of the check, and endorsements were forged.
Police could not estimate the number of checks Riddle is accused of taking, but according to court reports, it is not the first time he has been accused of raiding mailboxes.