By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — Former Stillwater resident Caylan Ellis Biddy, 23, has been accused of passing four checks totaling $2,467.23 on the forged signatures of an 80-year-old Perkins man, according to a felony charge filed last week.
Biddy deposited the forged checks via a mobile bank app into his accounts at two different banks last summer, Perkins Police Detective Billy Laster alleged in an affidavit filed last week.
Biddy was a guest at the victim’s house in Perkins through his granddaughter and her husband, the affidavit alleged.
The victim “believes Biddy stole his checkbook from the house, as this is the only time Biddy would have access to the checkbook,” the affidavit alleged.
The victim said “he did not sign these checks nor did he pay Biddy any money,” the affidavit alleged.
The detective wrote in his affidavit, “I attempted to locate Biddy, but was unsuccessful. Phone numbers were not working and addresses were not current for Biddy.”
If convicted of uttering forged instruments, Biddy could be given as much as a seven-year prison term and a $1,000 fine.
According to court records, Biddy had been charged with misdemeanor property crimes in two other counties earlier this year.
Biddy was charged with drug possession, larceny of lost property, and having drug paraphernalia in McClain County, as well as shoplifting, in two cases that remain pending. Biddy was charged with stolen property possession and petty larceny in Oklahoma County, appeared in court Oct. 13, and was told to return Dec. 7 with an attorney, court records show.