On Thursday, February 9th, at approximately 3:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of Southwest Parkway to the Wells Fargo bank in reference to a possible forgery in progress.
Upon arrival officers spoke with a bank employee who stated that a subject, later identified as 20 year old Yaw Ferkah-Ahenkorah of Chickasha, OK, came into the bank and attempted to deposit three fraudulent checks totaling $283,000.00. Officers detained Ferkah-Ahenkorah.
Ferkah-Ahenkorah advised police that college friends from the University of Science and Arts gave him the checks to deposit. He stated that he came to the bike trails in Wichita Falls when a friend told him to go deposit the checks at Wells Fargo.
After further investigating it was determined that Ferkah-Ahenkorah had earlier attempted to deposit two other fraudulent checks totaling $440,000.00 at the Wells Fargo bank located on Kell East.
Ferkah-Ahenkorah was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with Forgery.