Church reports theft of checks
Two people, one a Thomasville man, face charges in connection with a June 10 report that checks stolen from New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lexington were forged.
Two business checkbooks of 25 checks each were stolen from the home of the church treasurer sometime between May 9 and June 10.
According to a press release, deputies allege that the treasurer's estranged husband, Vernon Mitchell Hayes, 51, of 700 Rapp St. in Thomasville, had written 11 checks totaling $4,500.
Two checks were written Crystle Dawn Hayes, daughter of Hayes, and another check to an acquaintance of his.
Hayes was arrested and charged with 11 counts of forgery, eight counts of uttering forged endorsement, and misdemeanor larceny. Hayes was held in the Davidson County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond. Crystle Hayes, 31, of 26 Random Drive, Lexington, was arrested and charged with two counts of uttering forged endorsement and was held in the Davidson County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.
Their court dates are set for Aug. 5.