Forgery suspect sought

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By Staff Reports

Police are seeking information on a man wanted on charges of forgery and counterfeiting.


According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Allen McCabe allegedly attempted to cash counterfeit checks on the account of Virginia Produce on Industrial Park Road in Hillsville on Oct. 17.

Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner said “McCabe has cashed over $5,000 worth of bogus checks so far on this account.”

McCabe reportedly presented a Social Security card and valid Ohio driver's license when cashing the forged payroll checks.

Police also said McCabe is wanted for passing bad checks in Sparta, N.C.

Anyone with information about McCabe is asked to contact Carroll Investigator Brandon Edwards at (276) 728-4146, Capt. Junior Alderman of the Hillsville Police Department at (276) 728-2251 or Chief James Wagoner of the Independence Police Department at (276) 773-3704.