Arrested for Forgery

The Gazette
December 19, 1900

Levi Cobb of Union Parish, who was arrested recently has been turned over to the parish authorities for trial by the district court on the charge of forgery. He presented a draft to the Monroe National Bank for $350, drawn by B. B. Thomas of Farmerville on W. B. Thompson & Co., New Orleans, in favor of L. Houser, and had himself identified as the latter. He endorsed the draft and the bank cashed it. Houser discovered that the draft was missing and telephoned here concerning it. The authorities being notified Cobb’s arrest was effected without any difficulty. — News.

Houser had a draft in a pocketbook and had placed it in a trunk at his home. Cobb stayed at Houser’s house one night and it is supposed that he stole the draft while the family were asleep. We learn that Cobb had spent a good portion of the money before he was arrested. He is now subject to prosecution in Ouachita Parish for forgery and in Union Parish where the theft was committed for larceny.


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