Erik Anthony Scott Indicted For Fraud And Forgery

Killeen News Now – Erik Anthony Scott, 26, of Killeen, was indicted on a felony charge of forgery after writing more than $24,100 worth of checks out to himself and cashing them at a convenience store in 2021.

According to an affidavit, on Oct. 4, 2021, a man went to the Killeen Police Department to report a burglary at his residence around Sept. 19, 2021, while he was away. Items stolen included guns and checks. Three of those stolen checks were made out to Erik Anthony Scott and cashed within three days at a Harker Heights convenience store: $2,470 on Sept. 20, 2021, $15,000 on Sept. 21, 2021, and $6,700 on Sept. 22, 2021. On Oct. 18, 2021, Scott returned to the same store and attempted to cash another check for $2,470. This time, employees alerted the Harker Heights Police Department. Scott fled on foot.
While running, Scott emptied a backpack he was carrying. An officer in pursuit saw Scott throwing a gun, debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards, and more forged checks. The items belonged to at least 17 different people. Once the backpack was empty, Scott knocked an officer down and allegedly attempted to remove the officer’s service weapon. Officers were unable to capture Scott. Body cameras and surveillance footage helped police identify him. Killeen Police arrested Scott on Oct. 22, 2021. Scott remains jailed on 11 charges, including forgery of a financial instrument $2,500 or more but less than $30,000 and a state jail felony charge of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

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