After a check was flagged for potential fraud at a U.S. Bank in Racine Wednesday, officers responded to find the alleged fraudster walking hastily out of the parking lot.

Randall J. Narlock, 57, of Milwaukee, tried to cash a check for $2,683.170 from Metro Welding and Fabricating Inc. at the 4701 Washington Ave. branch, according to a criminal complaint.

The bank teller notified police after a “flag” for fraud on the Metro account popped up. Police would later learn from bank staff that the check had been illegally duplicated, according to the criminal complaint.

While the teller was looking into the account, Narlock grabbed his driver’s license from the teller and left.

Police came upon Narlock as he was leaving the bank’s parking lot at, “A high rate of speed,” according to the complaint. Narlock also had an open warrant from West Allis at the time of his arrest in Racine.

Narlock is charged with attempting to utter a forgery as genuine, according to circuit court records.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.