Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.
Antione Maurice Willis, 24, of Atlanta was charged with forgery. Wally Anthony Perkins, 25, of Atlanta was charged with party to a crime.
At about 7 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a forgery report at the Belk at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville, according to Officer Kevin Holbrook.
A loss prevention employee at the store told police he saw the two make illegal purchases. He provided a description of the suspects and their vehicle, and shortly after that police found the vehicle in the parking lot of the Best Buy on Dawsonville Highway, according to a news release from the Gainesville Police Department.
Police said the two were attempting to make another purchase at Best Buy and had done the same at the Walmart on Shallowford Road.
Holbrook said the suspects were using forged out-of-state checks, debit cards and identification.
They also applied for store credit cards under the fake names, he said.
Gainesville Police are working with other law enforcement to possibly connect the two suspects with other crimes in the metro Atlanta area.