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Man charged with stealing checks for gifts
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Theft charges have been leveled against a Rock Island man who allegedly forged checks belonging to his grandmother to buy Christmas presents.

The suspect, Corey Michael Kirby, 33, faces theft for the crime that he reportedly perpetrated the week before Christmas, a crime lawmen say was caught on camera.

The investigation into the crime began when Kirby’s grandmother noticed two of her checks were missing. Sheriff’s Sgt. Kelly Carter went to Dollar General to begin following the paper trail. There, he was shown a video tape in which Kirby can be seen buying a number of items. The merchandise totaled $332.

During court this week it was learned the purchases made from his grandmother’s account were made to buy presents for Christmas. Kirby will face hearing Jan. 16.