O.C. "Monte" Duncan
Bad Check Passer Eludes Capture 6. C. "Ifdnte" Duncan, manager of the Midwest Auto Store on the East side of the square, almost caught a passer of bad checks Saturday Saturday night. The man U'believed to be the Jack lliomas whQ \& wanted by police officers in Fredonia, Neodesha, Neodesha, Cherryvale and Independence where he is alleged to have cashed several bad checks during the past weeks. Several days ago the police warned IcSa' merchants to watch for him. Duncan reported to the police that man, age abdut 25, about 5 feet and 6 inches tall, entered his store aiid proffered a check for $26.50 drawn on the Allen County Bank in payment for a purchase. The check was payalde to Jack Thomas and signed hy Richard C. Reed. The man answered the description of the Jack Thomas wanted by the police in Montgomery and Wilson counties. ' Duncan refused to accept the cheek but retained it as. the man walked out of the store. Duncan followed him and tried to attract the attention of a derk. hoping.to hold <he alleged Thomas in conversation conversation until the police arrived. The clerk mlsunidittstood him: Duncan Duncan then went to the phwie himself to call the'offleers. When he re^ turned to the: sidewa^t' the man had di8appeand.r ' Hie man. waa aoeoaipefiied by a woman, abimit 22. stodkr build, wearing a red scarf and Jong grc« eoat, the police ny.Her ecnpanion is a aappj dr—er. Wm chief - facial characterlitle is daqMy sunken eyes. •am poUee cheeked with the bank and foond.that: the .dieek he gave Duneaft U no good.