Suspect Charged with Passing Counterfeit Checks

Meridian police have arrested a man for writing fake checks on a local business.

20-year-old James Burrage, Jr., is charged with forgery and uttering using a counterfeit instrument.

The charges stem from a case earlier this month, where police say Burrage counterfeited checks from a local business Dec. 2 and then cashed them.

Burrage's bond was set at $40,000.