A man out on bond was back in police custody after he allegedly forged two checks out of the account of a landscaping company.
Keondae Driver, 23, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with two counts of forgery and two counts of bail jumping. If convicted of all charges, Driver faces up to 13 years six months in prison and/or fines up to $40,000.
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department responded to a report of a person who wrote a fraudulent check on Jan. 26 and Jan. 29 at Rapids Food and Liquor, 3015 Rapids Drive.
The owner told police that Driver wrote two forged checks, each for $462.55 from Landscape Concepts Management. A few days later, the bank notified the owner of the liquor store that both checks had been forged. An employee at Landscape Management told the owner that Driver was not an employee and the checks were fraudulent.
Driver was out on bond at the time. Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond for $500 and a $2,000 signature bond. A preliminary hearing was set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21.