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More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

POSTED: April 19, 2017 7:42 p.m.
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Charles Quentin Malin

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Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according to authorities.

Charles Quentin Malin, 38, was originally charged with one count of identity theft by Oakwood Police. He was booked Friday in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

Oakwood Police investigated Malin for allegedly using a stolen check March 27 at Wal-Mart to purchase merchandise.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators searched Malin’s residence Friday on River Road in Flowery Branch.

Investigators found “multiple victim’s stolen checks, stolen mail, fraudulent Georgia driver’s licenses and a computer,” according to sheriff’s office Lt. Scott Ware.

Ware said the checks had been altered, and investigators believe Malin manufactured the licenses.

The sheriff’s office added four counts of identity theft, one count of second-degree forgery, six counts of fourth-degree forgery, three counts of manufacturing fraudulent documents and one misdemeanor count of theft by receiving.

Oakwood Police Sgt. Danny Sridej said investigators believe the checks were stolen from mailboxes in the South Hall area.

Any further charges are pending further investigation, Ware said.



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