Roseburg man arrested for alleged check fraud

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man was arrested on Sunday, after police say he forged a check and cashed it on a 42-year-old Roseburg resident's account.

At about 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, a Roseburg officer located Benjamin Ryan Wilkins, 29, at the Velvet Turtle on NE Stephens, and arrested him for second degree theft and forgery, among other charges.

Officials say the case began on February 29, when a woman reported fraudulent activity on her US Bank account.

According to the victim, a check had been cashed the day before on her account, and police say they discovered Wilkins had allegedly made the check on a computer using the woman's routing and account number.

Police say the check was made for over $500.

Wilkins was lodged in the Douglas County Jail and bail is set at $112,500.

Wilkins was arrested in early March, along with a 26-year-old Roseburg woman, after police say the two had made a computerized check using another person's information and cashed it. That incident also occurred at US Bank.