Homeless man arrested for cashing fraudulent check from City of Williston

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Devan Terrell Green, 33, was arrested early this morning and charged with grand theft and passing a forged check after allegedly cashing a fraudulent check from the City of Williston.

A Gainesville Police Department officer reported that video surveillance at Seacoast Bank showed Green entering the bank on February 14 and cashing a check made out to himself from the City of Williston for $1827.50.

Post Miranda, Green reportedly admitted cashing the check in return for 10% of the funds. He said he was approached by two men who were looking for people interested in making money and that he needed the money for drugs.

Green, whose address is listed as GRACE Marketplace, has no criminal history. Judge Kristine Van Vorst set bail at $20,000.

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  • What kind of bank cashes an $1800 check from someone who doesn’t even bank with them?!? That’s a bad banking policy that they might want to look into changing.

  • I didn’t know banks still cashed checks without you having an account there. My bank and credit union sure don’t.

  • 10% of 20,000 = 2,000 – 1827.50c = 172.50c.
    Please somebody spring him outta the jail! 😜

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