Forgery suspect waits in bank to cash 4 bad checks while police arrive


A former Fayetteville restaurant employee reportedly threatened to “shoot up the place” after arriving at the location, screaming at employees and blocking the drive-thru. A lack of evidence led to no charges being filed for the threat.  

Fayetteville police on May 11 responded to the Checkers restaurant on North Glynn Street

regarding a reported verbal altercation between a Checkers restaurant manager and a former Checkers employee.

The Fayette County Communications Center E-911 dispatcher informed police the former employee’s vehicle had already left the scene, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

Burdett said police met with the complainant/restaurant manager, who said the former employee arrived at the restaurant and made a disturbance by yelling and screaming at employees and blocking the drive-thru.

“The complainant told police the employee allegedly said he would come back and shoot up the place before leaving the area in his vehicle,” said Burdett.

Through the police investigation, it was learned no other person heard the employee make the alleged threat, Burdett noted.

Burdett said due to a lack of evidence at the time of the report, no charges were filed.

In another case, an Atlanta woman was charged with four counts of forgery after trying to cash checks at a Fayetteville bank.

It was on May 9 that Fayetteville officers were dispatched to Regions Bank on West Lanier Avenue in reference to a call about a female subject attempting to cash several fraudulent checks.

Burdett said police met with the complainant, a bank representative, who said a black female seated in the bank’s lobby, and later identified as 30-year-old Precious Edwards, attempted to cash several fraudulent checks from a business account.

The complainant provided the officer with the contact information for the business with whom the checks were allegedly associated, said Burdett.

“Police spoke via telephone with the business’s co-owner with which the alleged fraudulent checks were associated,” Burdett said. “The business owner told police he still had possession of the checks in question, and the checks the subject attempted to cash looked like they were forged, and he would like to prosecute.”

Burdett said Edwards was subsequently charged with four counts of forgery.