Tifton Gazette


March 4, 2014

Man linked to forgeries in several counties

TIFTON — A Cook County man was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of forgery in the fourth degree, as well as deposit account fraud.

According to Lt. Col. Bobby Brannen with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, the account holders moved from a Lenox address to a Nashville address. New checks were ordered with the new address May 2013. Several days passed and the checks hadn’t been received.

Brannen said the account holders then questioned the bank and learned that in June 2013 that the checks were sent to the old Lenox address. They contacted their bank and the account was closed. He said they filed reports with law enforcement after finding this out.

James William Goff, who was age 36 at the time, was identified as a suspect. Investigator Cliff Henderson signed warrants in July 2013, charging Goff with 11 counts of forgery in the fourth degree. Brannen said in addition to those charges, Goff, now age 37, was charged with two counts of deposit account fraud in Tift County.

Goff was also charged with approximately 10 counts of forgery in Cook County last year and several counts of forgery in Berrien County around the end of October, say authorities from Cook and Berrien counties.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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