Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Public safety

Brooksville man accused of making, cashing bogus business checks

BROOKSVILLE — A 28-year-old Brooksville man came up with a creative way to get some quick cash, authorities say: He made his own checks.

Justin Nicholas Webster cashed 15 phony business checks totaling $4,025.49 at the Walmart stores on Broad Street in Brooksville and Cortez Boulevard in Spring Hill, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The checks were written to Webster, and he presented his own photo identification to cash them, authorities said.

At the time of the alleged offenses, Webster was out on bond in connection with unrelated felony drug and grand theft charges. He remained in the Hernando County Detention Center on Friday in lieu of $30,000 bail.

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