LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A former Lee County business owner is under arrest after he cashed a check that wasn't his.
In November 2009, 57-year-old Kean Boyer sold his business, Southwest Refrigeration and Ice Machines, to the victim. The victim continued to operate the business after the sale and had done some repairs on two ice machines at a local golf country club. The country club mistakenly sent the payment of $532.12 to the old business address that was on file, which was Boyer's.
When the victim contacted the country club's office administrator, he was told a check had been sent and also that it had been cashed. The victim contacted the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the case was assigned to LCSO's Economic Crimes Unit.
The investigation shows Boyer received the check and deposited it into his Wells Fargo bank account. An ECU detective was able to verify through documents that the victim owned the business free and clear and that Boyer had no right to cash the check.
A warrant request was approved by the State Attorney's Office for the arrest of Boyer, who now resides in Bartow, Florida. On June 5, 2012, Boyer was located and arrested by Polk County (Florida) deputies. He is charged with one count of Grand Theft.