Derrick Glenn Piper (Jail photo)
WACO (March 1, 2013)-A man arrested at a local electronics store Thursday after employees reported he was trying to use checks they believed to be forged was jailed Friday.
Derrick Glenn Piper, 46, was ordered held in lieu of bonds totaling $17,000, charged with two counts of forgery, one count of tampering with a government document and one count of failing to identify himself to an officer.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said just before 3 p.m. Thursday officers were sent to the Best Buy store in Waco where an employee told them that a man was trying to buy a computer with a check that was thought to be forged.
The employees delayed the sale to keep the man inside the store while police arrived.
Once officers got there they found the man that employees had described and while searching him located two forged checks.
Officers also found a driver's license that had been illegally tampered with and when confronted about his identity, the suspect refused to properly identify himself.
The man was arrested at the store and taken to the McLennan County Jail.