Oops! Boystown burglar facing more charges after cops allegedly find him with fraudulent check

A Boystown man who was recently charged with burglary after someone recognized him in surveillance images posted to a neighborhood Facebook page has even more problems to deal with.

You may remember when prosecutors charged Andrew Squires with stealing packages and other items from an apartment building mailroom on the 600 block of West Cornelia in August.

Andrew Squires (right) and a surveillance image of the burglars that was shared on Facebook. | CPD; Facebook

Prosecutors said police tracked Squires down Thursday morning to have him face an additional burglary charge. That’s one problem.

The other problem? When police searched Squires before taking him into custody, they allegedly found a fraudulent check in his handbag.

Prosecutors said the $1,555 check had the victim’s name and address on the front and appeared to be endorsed with the victim’s signature. But when police contacted the victim about the check, they allegedly told officers that they did not endorse it and didn’t know Squires.

Squires, 32, admitted to taking the check from a mailbox, prosecutors said Friday. He is now charged with a new case of felony forgery.

Judge Arthur Willis set bail on the new allegations at $10,000 and ordered Squires to go onto electronic monitoring if he posts a 10% deposit bond. Squires will also need to post $10,000 on the burglary cases, Willis said.

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