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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Police are saying that a Mentone manâ€™s propensity for writing bogus checks over more than 10 years has finally caught up to him.
Matthew S. Shepherd, 31, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. by Warsaw police. According to a press release by the Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Shepherd was wanted in that county on 15 active warrants for check deception dating back to 2001.
KCSD spokeman Sgt. Chad Hill said Shepherd is also wanted on active warrants in at least three other counties, including Whitley.
Officials in Carroll and Fulton counties confirmed Monday they also had warrants for Shepherdâ€™s arrest.
Shepherd was arrested by deputies of the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department following his release on bail Saturday from Kosciusko County lockup. He was booked in the Whitley County Jail at 2:46 p.m. Saturday.
According to Hill, Shepherdâ€™s Kosciusko County charges stem from bad checks totalling $3,805.