UPDATED: Wanted Man in Waynesboro Turns Himself In
Michael Paul Bennett
Bennett turned himself in at the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office. He is being held without bond at Rockingham Regional Jail.
Bennett's surrender is credited to the extensive coverage in local media of his fugitive status.
City of Waynesboro Police Department Press Release
The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a Waynesboro man wanted on numerous felonies for fraud. Michael Paul Bennett, 19 years old originally of Waynesboro, is wanted for eight counts of obtaining money by false pretenses.
In early August, Bennett went on a check cashing frenzy in which he passed several bogus checks at local financial institutions. He was able to defraud them out of nearly $2,500. The Augusta County Sheriff's Office also holds a misdemeanor capias for failure to appear for a DUI charge for Bennett.
He is 5'5" and 135 lbs. It is believed he is staying at the Hunter's Ridge Apartments in Harrisonburg.
If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts, please contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 942-6675 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-2017.
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