News 12 at 6 o'clock / Monday, Jan. 9, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Kasey Holloway is almost at the end of her patience and the end of her bank account.
"They had the old address and when I called to update the new address the check had already been sent out," she said.
Holloway said she believes her paycheck went to her old address before it ended up a car dealership 35 miles away.
"I called the payroll department and they traced the check and emailed me a copy of the check," she said.
She said her employer traced the check to Taylor Brothers Automotive in Waynesboro. She said someone forged her signature and then deposited as a car payment at the lot.
Eddie Taylor, owner of Taylor Brothers Automotive, said he usually doesn't check for identification when customers bring in third-party checks to make a payment. He says, as a small town business owner, he never worried about customer forging checks since he knows most of them.
Holloway filed a report with law enforcement. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has turned the case over to Waynesboro Police.
The owner of the lot says the person who gave him Holloway's check has since come back and given him cash to cover the check.
Taylor apologizes for the mix-up and says he is changing the check policy at his lot.
"We are going to give her her money back and do better watching these people that cash these checks," he said.