Central Texas man facing more check forgery charges

Kenneth Kirk. (Jail photo)
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CAMERON, Texas (KWTX) Central Texas man facing additional charges and more are expected to be added after being indicted on charges of forgery indictments, misapplication of fiduciary property indictments and cattle theft.

A Milam County grand jury handed down the indictment against Kenneth Kirk, 64, of Cameron.

The new indictments mean Kirk is now facing 10 felony indictments, with more expected, the Texas and Southeastern Cattle Raisers Association said in a press release Thursday.

The TSCRA said the investigation into Kirk began more than eight months ago after he allegedly cashed forged checks worth more than $161,000.

The association also said since his initial arrest Nov. 6, 2018, the investigation revealed numerous other incidents and has ballooned to include suspected fraud and thefts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In December, he was indicted on three counts of passing a forged check after three checks for the sale of livestock worth a total of more than $10,000 were cashed at a local store.

The three checks, bearing the forged signature of the victim, were cashed at a local convenience store, TSCRA said.

The forgeries were first reported to the Milam County Sheriff’s Office, but TSCRA Special Ranger Hal Dumas became involved in the investigation because the checks were for the sale of livestock, the organization said.

An unspecified number of additional cases are under investigation, the TSCRA said.

Anyone involved in incidents with Kirk or with information that could help investigators is urged to contact Special Ranger Dumas at (979) 255-0638, or Operation Cow Thief at (888) 830-2333.