An Enid man is facing three possible life sentences for forging several stolen checks in August, charges allege.

Eddy Hensley Jr., 29, was charged in Garfield County District Court with three counts of second-degree forgery and was arraigned Friday.

According to court documents, Hensley signed three checks, with himself as the payee, for cash.

The checks had been reported as stolen from a vehicle Aug. 19.

On Aug. 18, Hensley received $100 for a check from a local grocery store, writing his birth date, current address and driver’s license number on the check, the affidavit states. The store’s clerk checked the information against Hensley’s driver’s license, giving him the cash for the check.

Hensley cashed a check Aug. 21 at another grocery store in Enid, the affidavit states. The same information was presented to the store’s clerk, and Hensley again received cash for the check.

Another check for $100 was exchanged for cash by the aunt of Hensley’s girlfriend.

Hensley told the woman he received the money for mowing and had lost his driver’s license and could not cash the check, according to court documents.

The woman gave Hensley the cash for the check, but when she attempted to cash it, she was told it was stolen.

Police spoke with the man whose checks were stolen, and the man told police he did not know Hensley and he did not sign or authorize him to be issued any checks, according to court documents.

The man also told police the signature on the three checks was not his.

Second-degree forgery typically carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison.

However, Hensley faces two years to life in prison on each of the three charges due to a prior felony conviction for second-degree burglary in 2001.

Hensley’s bond was set at $3,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court May 4 for a bond appearance

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