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Helena man accused of forging checks from an elderly person

Posted at 9:45 PM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 20:47:07-05

HELENA – A 38-year-old Helena man is accused of forging checks taken from an elderly individual.

Matthew Hoffman appeared in Lewis and Clark County justice court Thursday on one count of felony exploitation of an older person.

According to police, Hoffman deposited or cashed 15 forged checks written on the alleged victim’s accounts, totaling more than $1,500.

Law enforcement officers identified Hoffman when he attempted to cash another check at a business that suspected the check was forged.

Court documents state when he was interviewed by investigators, he admitted to forging some of the checks.

Hoffman was released on his own recognizance.