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Sharon man charged with identity theft, forgery after using fake license in Butler Township

A Sharon man was charged with identity theft and forgery after attempting to use a fake driver’s license to withdraw money from someone else’s account at Northwest Bank on June 5.

Charges filed against Michael Logan, 37, of Sharon, on Wednesday, June 12, say he visited two Northwest Bank locations — one in Valencia and the second in Butler Township — and tried to cash fraudulent checks using a fake license with someone else’s name and information. Logan identified himself as the victim to bank tellers.

According to police, the Butler Township branch received an alert email from the Valencia bank, which Logan visited first.

Upon asking for bank statements for an account that was closed over a year ago, Logan gave the wrong name of the female joint account holder, according to police documents.

Police were able to determine Logan’s license was fraudulent because the photo and signature did not match the victim’s.

Logan was identified by police using surveillance video from the banks.

According to police, the victim confirmed that he closed out the bank account last year.

Logan faces one charge of first-degree misdemeanor identity theft, first-degree misdemeanor forgery, second-degree misdemeanor criminal attempt to fraudulently use an access device, and a third-degree misdemeanor criminal attempt of theft by unlawful taking.

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