PB man accused of forging check


A March incident involving the alleged forgery of a check issued to a Pine Bluff man led to his arrest Sunday by officers with the Pine Bluff Police Department.

PBPD detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable-cause affidavit that Terrell Dorsey, 24, sold some gold to a company known as Maximum Recovery Group on March 1 and was paid $25 via a check drawn on Simmons First National Bank.

Oswalt said company representatives told officers that the check had been altered to indicate that $225 was owed to Dorsey. Oswalt said Dorsey then cashed the check.

Oswalt said MRG discovered the forgery when it received its monthly statement from Simmons and notified the PBPD as well as Simmons.

On Monday Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Dorsey after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree forgery.

Dorsey requested time to hire his own attorney and was told to return to court Aug. 22.