A LaFayette man was arrested following a traffic stop due to a warrant of 23 counts of forgery in the fourth degree. The suspect allegedly forged and cashed his grandmother’s checks.

Forgery in the fourth degree in the state of Georgia is defined as a person making, altering, possessing, or uttering a forged check less than $1,500 or possessing fewer than 10 blank forged checks.

According to LaFayette Police Department reports:

On Thursday, Dec. 4, at 11:53 a.m., 34-year-old Jason Dale Graves was pulled over on North Main Street at Warthen Street for driving on an expired tag.

Graves was driving his mother’s vehicle and told police he was unaware of the expired tag. Graves said he was taking the passenger of the vehicle to Wal-Mart to get a prescription filled.

After a background check, officers learned that Graves had outstanding warrants for his arrest, including endangering a security interest and violating the conditions of his limited driving permit.

Graves was arrested and taken to the Walker County jail without incident.

Once Graves was in custody, it was discovered that there was an additional warrant charging Graves with 23 counts of forgery in the fourth degree.

Graves allegedly forged and cashed his grandmother’s checks on various occasions.