A 31-year-old Butte man pleaded not guilty Thursday to the criminal offense of forgery and/or forgery by accountability.
According to court records, Mitchell Allen Landreth has been linked to at least 56 case reports of writing fraudulent checks and eight reports of illegal account transfers, totaling $28,497.59. The initial complaints were filed on Aug. 6.
Landreth was arrested Aug. 22 in Butte. He posted a $5,000 bond on Oct. 25 and was released from jail.
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On Nov. 4, he was arrested again after officers reviewed surveillance ATM footage from a Butte credit union and allegedly identified Landreth cashing forged checks.
The charitable organization Butte AIDS Support Services and Ingraham Environmental Inc. are among Landreth’s alleged victims.
District Court Judge Kurt Krueger set an omnibus hearing for Feb. 13.