Walnut Creek man set to enter plea for counterfeit receipt scam

Forged receipts worth $1,400, police say

The man accused of counterfeiting receipts from Coin redemption machines in Danville and Walnut Creek is set to enter a plea July 18 on nine felony charges.

Matt Harris, 30, of Walnut Creek, was arrested on a Danville Police Department warrant on June 2, in Solano County. He faces including three counts each of forgery and burglary, one count of passing a forged or altered bill or check, one count of a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of stolen property.

"Our case involved Harris entering the Safeway on Camino Tassajara with a forged coin star receipt and exchanging it for goods and money," said Sgt Allan Shields, Town of Danville investigations supervisor.

He was also charged with a similar offenses at the Safeway in Walnut Creek. Each time the forged receipt was for about $355, according to police, who said Harris defrauded Safeway out of about $1,400.

Workers at the two stores were suspicious of Harris and provided information to police that led to his arrest.

During a probation search of Harris' home shotguns, rifles, and ammunition were located in the room where Harris was staying, Shields said.


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Posted by Annon
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Those "rifles and shotguns" are practically antique and belonged to his father. Why do you say it so that people paint false image in thier minds.

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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of another community
on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm

What is a convicted felon doing with rifles and shotguns when he's expressly forbidden to have them, no matter who "owns" them?

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Posted by Annon
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

Good point. But reguardless he is a nice person with a good heart. Why instatutionalize someone like that. Y not send him to a rehab and try helping.

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