A Rome man is facing 34 additional counts of theft and forgery following his arrest late last week. Perry Lee Barnes Jr, 36, was charged this week with 21 counts of theft by taking and 5 counts 3rd degree forgery and 8 counts 4th degree forgery.
Reports said that between November 19, 2018 and February 11, 2019 Barnes stole a check from the mailbox of Knights Drywall.
Between November 24, 2018 and January 31, 2019 Barnes stole 15 checks from a mailbox belonging to an male individal. Five checks were for over $1,500, the remainder under.
On December 1, 2018 Barnes is accused of stealing four checks from a female victim and a package belonging to another person from the same mailbox.
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Perry Lee Barnes Jr, 36 of Rome, was jailed in Rome this week after reports said he cashed numerous checks written to others into his own account.
Reports said that he took a check belonging to the Coosa County Club back on January 14 and deposited it into his own account. The check was in the amount of $105.81.
The same day he stole a check belonging to Shorter Partners for $98.93.
Police went on to state that between November and January of this year he stole and cashed four checks totaling $1,409. The checks belonged to North Georgia Equipment Company.
During that same time period Barnes allegedly stole a check totaling $585 from a mailbox belonging to Knights Drywall.
Again, Barnes allegedly stole checks from Brown Cartage Company totaling $5,300 and cashed them for personal usage.
Barnes is charged with five counts 4th degree forgery, two counts theft by receiving stolen property and probation violation.