2 suspects jailed for identity fraud involving illegal check cashing


Two suspects are in custody at the Fayette County Jail after separate incidents in which they allegedly attempted to cash checks illegally.

According to a spokesman for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect took a check from an elderly victim and changed the amount before trying to use it for himself. The check was made out to an apartment complex.

David Anderson, 38, was arrested Aug. 31 by Fulton County law enforcement and turned over to Fayette authorities. He is charged with financial identity fraud and elder abuse, both of which are felonies. He is listed as homeless on the Fayette County Jail log.

An unrelated case involved a suspect who did some work for his victim and was paid for it, then attempted to deposit the same check twice, according to a report. Alvin Capps III of Griffin was arrested Aug. 30 by Fayette authorities at the Spalding County Jail. He faces four felony counts of financial identity fraud in Fayette.

Elsewhere in the county, deputies responded Aug. 25 to a residence on White Road initially for a welfare check. According to a report, two roommates got into some kind of altercation and one of them allegedly destroyed a number of items inside the house.

Bradford Lawhon, 38, of Seattle was arrested and charged with a felony count of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

A Sept. 1 traffic stop was conducted in the area of Hwy. 279 and North Drive, and the ensuing search turned up a gun and drugs. Dakaari Miller, 25, of Fayettevile was arrested and charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture as well as possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Both are felonies. He also was charged with open container, possession/use of drug-related objects, marijuana possession and a tag light violation.