On January 20, Timothy Alan Goings, Jr. (26) , a resident of Cordy Temples Road, was arrested and charged with twenty counts of forgery, possession of stolen property and contempt of court.
According to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Goings was cashing checks in Bogalusa and Franklinton which had been stolen earlier from a business on Highway 21 south in Bogalusa. When he returned to a Franklinton business where he had previously cashed a check, the business notified the Franklinton Police Department who arrested Goings. Goings confessed to using the approximately $8,000 he received from the checks to support his drug addiction.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “First of all, I am grateful to the Franklinton Police Department for their assistance in this matter. We have a great working relationship with Chief Smith and his officers. They are always ready, willing and able to assist when called upon. I also caution parish businesses to be very diligent in accepting checks from persons they do not know and to always ask for personal identification.”