A North Platte man was charged Friday with stealing mail on the north side of town, including a check that he doctored, apparently intending to cash.
Police spokesman John Deal said at 11:52 a.m. March 2, a resident called the police to report a man stealing mail in the 900 block of East 10th. The man was reportedly seen taking the mail at several homes.
Deal said when officers arrived, they found William Theus on foot in the area, matching the description.
When he was searched, he had mail in his pockets that belonged to four different homes, Deal said. A check was also found, altered to make it look like it was made out to Theus, who had endorsed it. Officers also found a pill of Lorazepam for which Theus did not have a prescription.
Police contacted the resident who made out the check, who said the check was in their mailbox, ready to be picked up by the mail carrier.
It was not made out to Theus.
Investigators also found that Theus was already wanted for possession of controlled substance.
Overall, he was cited for four counts of misdemeanor theft, one count of forgery and possession of a controlled substance.
Deal said the check that was stolen came from the 900 block of East Second. The other thefts mostly occurred in a three block radius of 900 East 10th.
Theus is held on a $15,000 bond, according to sheriff’s records.