published Monday, October 15th, 2012

Cleveland police investigate separate forgery cases

Cleveland police have caught a man accused of forging checks from a trucking business but are still searching for another man wanted in separate forgery case.

Police seek Aaron Zaleta, who is accused of stealing checks belonging to the Church of God Ministries home office and forging at least four of the stolen checks at local businesses, said Cleveland Police spokeswoman Evie West.

Zaleta also is accused of stealing from a local area businessman and immediately pawning the stolen items at US Money Shops, West said. He is wanted for four counts of forgery, one count of theft over $500 and once count of theft under $500.

In a separate case, Travis Davis was arrested today on charges of forgery, theft over $500 and criminal conspiracy. He is accused of using checks belonging to L&G Farms Trucking at several area businesses, West said.

Anyone with information regarding Zaleta’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Matt Jenkins at 423-303-3134.

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