By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Drumright man has admitted to passing a forged $5,000 check to a bank in Perkins after it was stolen from a mailbox in rural Cushing, Payne County court records show.

Joshua Edward Floyd, 29, was ordered to serve a 90-day jail term followed by seven years of probation, have a substance abuse evaluation, do any recommended follow-up treatment, undergo random drug testing and pay a $300 fine by Payne County Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler last week.

Floyd received concurrent six-month jail terms for concealing stolen property in Yale, possessing methamphetamine in Cushing, and passing a forged instrument in Yale, all in 2021, along with passing a forged check in Cushing in 2019, court records show.

Creek County arrest warrants had not yet been served for Floyd, who was charged with breaking into Mid Con Supply in Drumright on Dec. 15, 2020, which listed its loss as $60,525; passing three forged checks totaling $175 in September of 2020 to a Bristow convenience store; and also passing a $500 forged check to RCB Bank in Drumright on Oct. 3, 2020, on a Pawnee woman’s closed account with Armstrong Bank that had been written to a Yale man.

In his Payne County forgery case to which he pleaded guilty on May 18, Floyd and his passenger, Christine Anne Doyle, 30, of Yale, were in a red car at the drive-through of the Perkins branch of Stroud National Bank when they were arrested at 11:21 am on Jan. 23 after a tip from Perkins Police Chief Bob Ernst that the couple were trying to cash a $5,000 check, an affidavit alleged.

On the previous day, the bank had refused to cash a $1,500 check that was also allegedly stolen from the same rural Cushing mailbox, Perkins Police Detective Billy Laster wrote in an affidavit. The next day when Floyd was contacted by the Perkins detective at the bank’s drive-through in a red car, Floyd said he gave the $5,000 check — which the bank also refused to cash — to his passenger, identified as Christine Doyle, who was also arrested, the affidavit alleged.

Doyle “admitted to Chief Ernst she, along with Floyd and an ‘Angie and David,’ had stolen from several mailboxes. Floyd was said to be the one that wrote over the checks. They were trying to obtain money for Floyd to pay for drugs,” the Perkins detective alleged in his affidavit.

Doyle was not charged with a felony in that case. However, on May 13, Floyd pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing stolen property and one count of obstructing an officer on Jan. 22; she was given four concurrent 30-day jail terms followed by three concurrent five months of probation on her stolen property counts and 11 months of probation on her obstructing officer count. Floyd was ordered to pay $200 in fines, have a substance abuse evaluation, follow any recommendations and undergo random drug tests.

Also on May 13, Doyle was given a one-year suspended sentence for obtaining merchandise by false pretense in Yale in 2019, court records show.

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