A 38-year-old Waukesha man already charged with b now faces additional charges after he was accused of stealing checks, according to a criminal complaint.
Daniel A. Groth was charged in on Wednesday with two counts of uttering a forgery. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On March 5, a Waukesha woman contacted police after she noticed two checks were missing from her home. She said she suspected Groth in the theft because he was staying with her and has a cocaine problem.
Officers discovered Groth cashed one of the checks for $800 on March 2 and the other for $900 on March 5. Groth admitted to the theft, but said he was only able to get $500 from a bank teller at the first transaction and $400 from on the second transaction due to the amount of money he had in his personal bank account.
After each transaction, he said he received the rest of the money by going outside to an ATM and making another withdrawal.
Groth will make his initial appearance in court Aug. 6.