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Accused check forger arrested in McKeesport

November 14, 2017 News Extra

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Scott Elliot Payne Jr.

An alleged serial counterfeit check forger's life on the run came to an end today.

McKeesport Police arrested Scott Elliot Payne Jr., 30, of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County without incident.

Payne is wanted on 11 arrest warrants by a number of police departments in several counties including Butler.

He is accused of passing what looked to be an authentic payroll checks and cashing those checks for hundreds of dollars at a time.

Police in six counties were looking for him on charges of forgery, theft by deception and bad checks. The alleged crimes occurred between June 2 and Sept. 11.

Police in Butler City, Butler Township, Jackson Township and Saxonburg were among the departments with warrants for Payne's arrest.

He was booked into the Allegheny County Jail at 9:20 a.m. today. Details of his arrest were not immediately available.

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