A Shawnee, Okla. man was arraigned Feb. 27 on charges of Uttering a Forged Instrument thanks to a an investigation by TSCRA Special Rangers Bart Perrier and Brett Wellden.
Johnathon Charles William McCune, 28, was charged in the District Court of Payne County, and surrendered himself to authorities on Feb. 25, 2017. He was booked into the Payne County Jail and was subsequently released on a $10,000 bond.
According to Special Rangers Perrier and Wellden, on Jan. 21, 2017, a subject matching the description of the defendant purchased a 3C cube feeder from a Stillwater, Okla., company. The feeder, valued at almost $3,000, was paid for with a counterfeit check. The suspect was identified after investigators reviewed surveillance video from several locations where high-value equipment was purchased with counterfeit checks. McCune was identified in the surveillance videos by witnesses.
Special Rangers are continuing the investigation into this and similar cases across the state. Investigators are working to identify any other parties involved and additional charges may be filed in these cases. Rangers are also working to locate and recover the fraudulently purchased items. Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Special Ranger Bart Perrier at 918-847-3231.