Kenai man arraigned for allegedly writing bad checks

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2003

KENAI (AP) -- A Kenai man was arraigned on a variety of charges after being arrested at the Soldotna Fred Meyer store for allegedly trying to write bad checks twice in the same day.

Garry R. Archey, 38, is charged with four counts of second-degree forgery, one count of first-degree vehicle theft and one count of second-degree burglary. He was arraigned Tuesday in Kenai District Court.

Archey wrote a check in the store early Monday using a checking account that had been closed, according to Soldotna police Sgt. Tod McGillivray.

Archey allegedly returned and attempted to write another check in the afternoon, but instead of cashing the check, police were called.

Upon seeing police, Archey reportedly fled the store on foot but was apprehended a short time later. During their investigation, police learned the car he had been driving had been reported stolen.

Archey also was implicated in a burglary and was wanted on two outstanding warrants. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 10.

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