Silverdale man allegedly forged checks from employer

A Silverdale man was charged with forging checks from his former employer Aug. 20.

Shane Patric Alan Coxon, 24, was arrested Aug. 17 for two counts of forgery.

According to the report, a Poulsbo man reported fraud after returning from vacation. He found "numerous business checks [had] been stolen and cashed," in the amount of $9,567.72.

The victim suspected Coxon, an employee he fired, when he received copies of the checks that had been cashed and allegedly had Coxon's name, signature and driver's license number on them. The victim came home, where the checks are stored, to find "his front door wide open and unlocked."

The victim hired Coxon in June. According to the report, Coxon asked for four cash advances. The victim fired Coxon a month later after Coxon didn't show up for work.

According to the report, the checks were cashed at Clearwater Casino. Video surviellence showed Coxon cashing the checks.

Coxon was booked into Kitsap County Jail on $2,500 bail.


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