Lorane man accused of forging checks in Lane, Douglas counties

LORANE, Ore. - A 46-year-old man faces accusations he forged checks and passed them in Lane and Douglas counties.

Deputies arrested Vernon Crump, 46, on forgery charges July 31 at his Hing Lane home in Lorane.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant there as part of an investigation into forged checks being passed in Lane, Douglas and possibly Josephine and Jackson counties.

At the residence, detectives located evidence of forgery, including numerous forged checks not yet passed; as well as suspected methamphetamine, the sheriff's office said.

Detectives suspect there are likely forged checks which have been passed but not yet reported, the sheriff's office said.

Many of the checks have been passed at businesses which do not have computerized systems to cause an immediate check verification, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff said Crump is known to have false accounts in the name of several businesses to include:

3 Rivers Transportation, Ed Hansen Truck C., Reeds Fuel and Trucking Contractor, Global Life and Accident Co., Dynamically Correct Services, FAK Inc., David L. Pengor Inc., Central Oregon Transportation Co., M and C Logistics, and D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. Services Inc.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has accepted checks in these names, or variations of these names, to please call (541) 440-4458.