VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Van Buren police arrested a man on suspicion of forgery and deception, according to a news release Thursday (Aug. 7).
Jason L. Sparkman, 37, was arrested after detectives said he was caught writing checks on fraudulent accounts, the release states.
Sparkman was arrested on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 6) at approximately 3:30 p.m. with assistance from the Fort Smith Police Department, according to the release.
He was using checks that he had printed on a home printer with fake business names, the release states.
He owns and operates a business in Fort Smith called Solar Eclipse at 5101 S. 31st St., according to the release.
Sparkman was using his business to facilitate fraudulent transactions, the release states.
Detectives said they believe Sparkman passed checks in both Arkansas and Oklahoma. The investigation is still ongoing, according to the release.
He was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center and faces charges of theft by deception and first-degree forgery, the release states.
No bond has been set, according to the release.