Montana police have arrested a man charged with felony forgery after the man apparently “liked” a Crimestoppers' Facebook post listing him among Cascade County’s “most wanted.”
The Great Falls Tribune reports 23-year-old Levi Charles Reardon was arrested Friday evening.
By that time, a screenshot of the original post listing Reardon as wanted and showing that someone by his name had also “liked” the post had been uploaded to the Great Falls/Cascade County Crimestoppers’ Facebook page. The Tribune also ran a photo of the screenshot.
According to the Billings Gazette, Reardon appeared in district court Monday to answer for the felony forgery charge. He did not enter a plea and an arraignment date has not been set.
According to police records, reported by the Tribune, Reardon also had a second warrant out for his arrest but the details of that warrant were not reported.
Court records indicate police believe Reardon was involved in the theft of a wallet and personal checks in January. Prosecutors allege Reardon cashed four of those missing checks, including one at an area grocery store after police had contacted him about the alleged theft and one of the reported fraudulent checks came back with his name on it.
The Gazette reported The Associated Press tried, but was not able, to contact Reardon for comment on the pending case. He did not respond to an attempt to reach him through Facebook and does not have a listed number. Court records do not indicate if he currently has an attorney.
Photo Credit: WikiCommons, Facebook: Great Falls/Cascade County Crimstoppers