State Police Calls: Man Jailed After Writing Bad Check for Nearly $20,000

| December 6, 2017

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) — Franklin-based State Police recently answered the following calls:

Man Accused of Writing Bad Check

A Port Allegany man was jailed after he recently wrote a bad check for nearly $20,000 to a Cranberry Township business.

According to Franklin-based State Police, Jeffrey Paul Evens, 43, is accused of writing a check for $19,931 on a closed account to a local business for various scrap cars and other items of value that were auctioned on November 25.

Evens then allegedly started hauling the scrap cars and other items November 28, one day after he was notified his account was closed.

Police said Evens was arraigned before District Judge Patrick Lowrey on charges of bad checks and theft by deception.

According to police, Evens was taken to the Venango County Jail after failing to post $60,000 bail.

Felon Tried to Buy Gun

Police said a known, but unidentified, 52-year-old man attempted to buy a Marlin Model 336W 30-30 caliber rifle on August 5 at Dunham’s Sporting Goods in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

The purchase was denied after a Pa. Instant Check System background report because the man was not allowed to buy a gun based on his criminal history.

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