Woolwich man charged with forgery after attempting to cash $10 check for $5,000

Posted May 08, 2013, at 3:50 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Woolwich man was charged Tuesday with forgery after police say he attempted to cash a $10 check from Sagadahoc County for $5,000.

David Gillison, 31, allegedly changed the amount on a $10 check from the Sagadahoc County Administrative Offices for court services to $5,000, and then attempted to cash the check at ACE Check Cashing on Pleasant Street, according to Brunswick Police Deputy Chief Marc Hagan.

Gillison was charged with felony forgery, violation of conditions of release and committing a criminal act while on bail conditions.

He was on probation at the time and on bail conditions for previous felony theft and felony forgery charges, Hagan said.

Gillison remained in Cumberland County Jail Wednesday morning where he was being held without bail, according to jail officials. He is scheduled to appear at West Bath District Court on July 19.