Man, 29, charged in forgery-theft case

March 05, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 29-year-old Baltimore man who leased a car while claiming to be the son of former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder was charged yesterday with forgery and possession of stolen property, Baltimore County police reported.

Eric Deshawn Faulkner of the 1200 block of Brentwood Ave. in Baltimore was being held yesterday at White Marsh Precinct pending a bail review. Bail had been set at $15,000 as of yesterday afternoon.

Faulkner was charged with possession of stolen property and forgery with intent to defraud after he signed a lease agreement for a car, claiming at Jerry's Toyota on Belair Road that he was ZTC the son of the former Virginia governor, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Toohey said Faulkner was arrested Monday when he arrived at the dealership to return the 1997 Toyota Avalon because he could not make the payment.

The salesman at Jerry's Toyota called Wilder's offices in Richmond and found that the former governor did not have a son named Eric Wilder, as Faulkner had claimed, and called police, Toohey said.

Pub Date: 3/05/97

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