Man charged with writing bogus check to Cloninger Ford and to a charity that honored murder victim

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Lexington man has been arrested in Rowan County for using a counterfeit check to buy a car, they investigators discovered even more.

On Tuesday, Cloninger Ford and Toyota, of Salisbury reported that a man used a counterfeit business check to purchase a $35,000 vehicle.

Investigators also determined that this suspect also made a substantial contribution to a charity in honor of Abraham Jenkins, 19, who was murdered in Salisbury in 2013. This contribution was also on a fraudulent account.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Division began investigating this case.

Investigators identified the suspect as Brandon Wright Acker, 21, of 160 Berrywood Lane, Lexington.

Acker has charges pending in Davidson County for similar offenses, as well as in other counties.

The vehicle purchased with the counterfeit check was recovered, and returned to Cloninger Ford.

On Wednesday, Acker was arrested on various fraud charges and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

The investigation continues on other similar crimes in and around Rowan County. Anyone with information on this suspect can contact Detective Rodney Mahaley, or Detective Nathan Phillips, at (704) 216-8700.

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