(Stillwater, Okla.) – An ex-convict from Bristow pleaded guilty Friday to passing two forged checks totaling $1,480 on a Bristow couple’s account at the Bank of Cushing drive-through on Main Street in Cushing.
In his Payne County case, William Richard Hanlan, 27, was placed on 10 years’ probation Friday with an order to pay $1,480 restitution, $600 in fines and $50 to the victims’ compensation fund, along with completing the Creek County Drug Court program.
Two months ago in Creek County, Hanlan pleaded guilty to three second-degree burglaries, for which he was placed on 20 years’ probation, with an order to complete the Creek County Drug Court program, court records show.
In his Payne County case, Hanlan was charged with Kelly Kristin Parks, 32, of Disney, who has not yet been arrested, court records show.
Creek County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Teel went to the Cushing police station on Nov. 5, 2014, to provide a report of an auto burglary in which checks were stolen and forged in Cushing, according to Cushing Police Detective Adam Harp, who is now deceased.
A Bristow man said two of his vehicles were burglarized of a checkbook and a GPS on Nov. 1, 2014, the affidavit said.
The victim said that when he checked his bank account on line, he saw two transactions on Nov. 1, 2014, one for $640 and another for $840, the affidavit said.
“Contact was made with the Bank of Cushing which provided me with still photographs of both the suspects believed to be William Hanlan and Kelly Parks cashing the checks in the drive-through at the Bank of Cushing on Main Street,” the affidavit said.
“Based upon the still photographs and comparison with William Hanlan and Kelly Parks’ Department of Corrections photographs, along with them using their personal identification or driver’s license, I believe that it was William and Kelly who cashed the forged checks,” Harp wrote in his affidavit.
The victim said that he did not know either defendant and that they did not have permission to cash the checks and forge the couple’s signatures, the affidavit alleged.
Hanlan had been released from prison 11 months earlier after serving about 16 months – five months for two concurrent two-year prison terms followed by 11 months for two concurrent three-year prison terms.
Three years ago, Hanlan had been convicted in Creek County of two second-degree burglaries and two drug possession charges, all in 2011, DOC records show.
Three years ago, Parks had been convicted in Creek County of drug possession in 2011 for which she was given a five-year suspended sentence except 90 days in jail, and bail jumping in 2012 for which she was given a one-year suspended sentence except 90 days in jail, court records show.