Johnson City Police investigate Social Security check theft

POSTED: 1:21 AM Jul 03 2013   UPDATED: 4:43 PM Jul 03 2013
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The investigation into a stolen Social Security check led to charges against a Johnson City man.

Johnson City police say Joey Gardner is charged with theft of property over $500 and forgery over $500.

Police say they arrested Gardner after the investigation into a Social Security check that was taken from a mailbox. Police accused Gardner of cashing the check and keeping the money.

Gardner's bond was set for $2,000. He was scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning.