Man Cashed Check Stolen From Cantonment Mailbox, Forged Another, ECSO Says

September 13, 2021

A Cantonment man is accused of trying to cash a check stolen from a mailbox on East Kingsfield Road, cashing second fake check and pawning a gun.

Allen Alberto Maddox, Jr., 48, was charged with felony counts of uttering a forged check, uttering a false instrument, defrauding a money service business, grand theft and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

A victim told the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that on June 23 he placed three envelopes containing checks in his empty mailbox for pick up. The checks were payable to Gulf Power, a $1,400 check to a mortgage company and a third to another company. The following day, he received a call from his credit union asking if he had written a $1,400 check to anyone local, and he stated that he had not. He obtained the information to contact Cash Any Checks on Pensacola Boulevard.

He contacted the check cashing business to find a male was at the location trying to cash a $1,400 check made out to “Allen Maddox”. Maddox left the store before law enforcement could be contacted. The company sent a copy of the check to the victim, who turned to the internet to find Maddox’s previous arrests and photos in a jail view log and Facebook. He sent the photos back to the check cashing business, which confirmed the pictured man was the one that attempted to cash the fraudulent check.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the check did appear to be altered, and Maddox was identified from a lineup.

In late July, Maddox was identified as the person that allegedly cashed a fraudulent $865 check at National Check Cashing on Mobile Highway. According to an arrest report, Maddox provided his photo identification and fingerprint when cashing the check, which had an inconsistent check number and an nonexistent routing number.

And in August, Maddox allegedly pawned a revolver for $350 after asking for $500. Maddox provided his photo identification and fingerprint at the time, according to the arrest report. The firearm was was not listed as stolen.

Maddox remained in the Escambia County Jail Monday with bond set at $15,000.


13 Responses to “Man Cashed Check Stolen From Cantonment Mailbox, Forged Another, ECSO Says”

  1. Wolf on September 15th, 2021 5:20 am

    Ya don’t know this guy. I do. Yet not a model citizen he has never known normal. Yes he is where he belongs. Yes he has been a dead bet dad and made bad choices and he will do the time for the crime. Just wait till Ms gets him. The rest of you don’t know what your talking about. His own kids won’t have anything to do with him. He lives like he was raised and has never grown up.

  2. mnon on September 13th, 2021 8:47 pm

    @OhYouKnow what are you talking about? I never called anything a definition, I called it a saying. I also never attributed the saying to Einstein or any other notable person. If you did your research you’d know that the saying is attributed to an article written in 1981 about the twelve step program for narcotics anonymous. It has also been loosely used earlier then that just not said in that way.

    Now, what was it you were saying?

  3. Sandra on September 13th, 2021 3:32 pm

    It’s really sad that there is such a huge population these days who would rather steel or live off the government as opposed to making an honest living!

  4. BPresident on September 13th, 2021 1:28 pm

    Anyone that knows this man knows that him pawning a gun is a good thing. At least it is no longer in his possession.

  5. Baretta on September 13th, 2021 12:28 pm

    There’s another old saying, Dont do the crime, if you can’t do the time.

  6. OhYouKnow on September 13th, 2021 11:32 am

    @Mnon That is not a real definition. It is again one of those things people repeat without ever taking the time to look for verification.

  7. fisherman on September 13th, 2021 9:22 am

    Two reasons why I stopped paying bills with check placed in mailbox.1 getting stolen out of mail box.2 Being lost in mail.

  8. SueB on September 13th, 2021 7:54 am

    County Judge will release him after he gives the bail bondsman a check for $150.00.

  9. Stanley Beech on September 13th, 2021 6:14 am

    Give that guy a job in prison, busting rocks with a 12 lb sledge hammer seven days a week for six months. I bet he turns into a model citizen when he gets out.

  10. Just Me on September 13th, 2021 6:11 am

    Get a job and make a honest living!

  11. Bama on September 13th, 2021 5:13 am

    The smart ones don’t get caught. The stupid ones, well they’re just stupid

  12. Chris on September 13th, 2021 4:34 am

    B-bye Allen

  13. mnon on September 13th, 2021 12:33 am

    Ever hear the term, give it up. Seriously, you are not going to pull off the great money caper using your own ID.

    There’s another saying for doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

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