Police seek forgery suspects

Published 11:08 pm Saturday, January 7, 2012

Suffolk police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating three suspects who cashed fake checks totaling more than $3,600 at an East Washington Street store last month.


Between Dec. 21-22, four fictitious checks drawn on the business account of Rally Management Services were cashed at the Park and Shop Store, 443 E. Washington St., by offenders who are not employed by the company.

Police say Kenneth L. Hobbs Jr. cashed one of the checks in the amount of $923.87. He is a 39-year-old black male, 6 feet tall, 205 pounds, and has a last known address of 520 Bellwood Road, Apt. 8 in Newport News.

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Travis L. Lassiter is accused by police of cashing another check for $898.21. He is a 28-year-old black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 130 pounds, with a last known address of 409 Turlington Road, Apt. 6 in Newport News.


Police also say Henry C. Walkup Jr. cashed two checks for $888.72 and $913.72. He is a 23-year-old black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 210 pounds, with a last known address of 12372 Shiloh Drive in Windsor.

Hobbs and Lassiter each are charged with one count of forgery, uttering and obtaining money by false pretense. Walkup is charged with two counts of the same charges.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.