(WICHITA, Kan.) — A Wichita man is charged with forgery and identity theft after authorities say he retrieved information from a bank dumpster. David R. Osborne was arrested over the weekend after Wichita police say he tried to pass a fake check in the drive thru at a west Wichita KFC.
An alert 17 year-old clerk recognized the check as one that was passed a few weeks before at the restaurant. KFC owner Brandon Robertson says all KFC stores had been alerted to the fake check and employees told to look out for whomever wrote it. Robertson says when the clerk saw another one, he told the customer to wait for his food - but then called police.
Authorities say Osborne got the information from a dumpster behind the SNB Bank in South Hutchinson. SNB Senior Vice-President David Lesperance says the bank usually shreds everything but somehow paperwork got put in the outside dumpster instead of the inside shredding bin. Lesperance says the bank has put new procedures in place to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.