A bank teller's questions about the signature on a check Monday resulted in the arrest of a man trying to cash the check he was not authorized to cash.

A bank tellerís questions about the signature on a check Monday resulted in the arrest of a man trying to cash the check he was not authorized to cash.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Stephen Allred, 25, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree forgery.

Allred had presented an $800 check on the account of a Pine Bluff man and tried to cash it at the White Hall branch of Simmons First National Bank, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Allred Wednesday.

White Hall Officer Celena Harbison reported that the signature on the check did not match the signature on file for the account holder and Allred was detained until police arrived.

Kizer said the account holder reported that several checks had been stolen earlier from his residence in southwest Pine Bluff.

Allred claimed he got the check from some people he had been working with, Harbison reported.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defenderís Office to represent Allred, who Kizer said is on probation, and told him to come back to court July 18.