Man Charged in Counterfeit Traveler Check Case Identified, LIVINGSTON, June 28, 2008 - The man who attempted to cash a counterfeit Traveler's Check has been identified. On June 27, 2008 at approximately 2:15 pm, Jonathan Matthew Dulblin, 26, of Livingston walked into First State Bank in Livingston and tried to cash a counterfeit American Express Traveler's Check and was arrested when an alert teller notified security who, in turn, notified police. When Livingston Police arrived, a physical altercation broke out between police, Dublin, Bank Chairman Ben R. Ogletree, Jr, and some bystanders all attempting to subdue Dublin. During the scuffle Ogletree hit his head on the floor, and a policeman hurt his shoulder, but drove himself to the hospital. Dublin has multiple charges pending. Dublin has a history of bad check writing. In addition to theft by check, Dublin's record shows bail jumping, violate promise to appear, expired registration, and assault in Montgomery County. Dublin is currently in Polk County Jail.
Jonathan Dublin, 26, of Livingston
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Man Arrested Trying to Cash Counterfeit Traveler's Check at First State Bank, LIVINGSTON, June 27, 2008 - According to sources, at approximately 2:15 pm on Friday, June 27, 2008, a man walked into First State Bank Main Office in Livingston and attempted to cash a counterfeit American Express Traveler's Check. The alert teller alerted security who alerted bank officers to watch from a distance while he called the police. Officers arrived at the bank and approached the man. At that point, the suspect became physical and according to witnesses an altercation broke out in the lobby of the bank. Sources said that customers, policemen, and bank executive Ben R. Ogletree, Jr. jumped into the melee in an attempt to subdue the now combative suspect. During the altercation, the back of Ogletree's head hit the floor and one police officer hurt his shoulder. The suspect was cuffed and transported to Livingston Police Department and then taken to Polk County Jail to be booked in. According to sources, after the altercation, Ogletree went home and said he was okay and didn't need to go to the hospital. As more details of this incident emerge PolkCountyToday.com will update.
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