James Ray Williams

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A 25-year-old Helena man is accused of being part of a scheme to pass stolen checks in the Helena area.

James Ray Williams is being charged with felony counts of theft and forgery.

Between April 2 and April 13, Williams allegedly passed checks worth $1,000 at multiple Helena businesses. The checks had been stolen from another business owner at an earlier time.

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In an interview with police, Williams admitted to cashing checks with his name on them. He said he had received the checks as payment for helping someone clear out a storage unit, for some $200-300. 

Williams said he did not think it was suspicious to be paid that amount for a few hours of manual labor.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

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Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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