NEWPORT - Newport police arrested a forgery suspect for passing bad checks.
An investigation revealed 47-year-old Brian Page met who people were mentally handicapped or financially distressed over the Internet.
Police said Page would promise the victims partial or full payment of their outstanding bills in return for cashing the forged checks at local business.
He was arrested for forgery and possession of a forged instrument.
Anyone with information regarding Page or similar activity was asked to contact officer Brad Purdom of the Newport Police Department at (541) 265-4849.