Cantonment Man Charged With Bank Fraud, Grand Theft

September 26, 2023

A Cantonment man is charged with multiple felonies after allegedly depositing a counterfeit check and subsequently making withdrawals.

Travis Marchey Butler, Jr., 21, was charged with six  felonies — bank fraud, grand theft, forgery, criminal use of personally identifiable information, uttering forged instrument, and using a two-way communications device to commit a felony. He was released on a $60,000 bond.

Butler allegedly deposited a counterfeit check at Gulf Winds Credit Union in the amount of $5,802.40 by mobile deposit and later withdrew $500 from an ATM, according to an arrest report. Authorities said he also made cash withdrawals of $200 and $400 from an ATM at a Cantonment Tom Thumb.


18 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Bank Fraud, Grand Theft”

  1. Bill T on September 28th, 2023 7:15 am

    @ bob All this wishful thinking you have spewed out is totally ridiculous !! Get in the real world not an imaginary one bob like where you currently are !!! So dumb to believe all this hypothetical garage you are talking about is even close to reality !! Now don’t get me wrong if everyone was living in a dream world like MR. know it all we would have still a messed up system of living!!! See it and know it !!! Today you learn something I hope!!!

  2. Bob on September 27th, 2023 7:47 pm


    No, the best place to get help is not behind bars. Just look at our country’s extremely high recidivism rate.

    Do you really believe 99% of people who break the law do so just because “they’re evil people who have no motivation other than hurting good people (like me)”?

  3. Bob on September 27th, 2023 7:46 pm

    I apologize Sarah
    I’m kind of a know it all but a lot of the time i have no idea what’s going on.

  4. Sarah on September 27th, 2023 5:38 pm

    Bobby you seem to concentrate on the 1% and not the other 99%.

  5. Sarah on September 27th, 2023 5:30 pm

    This young man needs help and the best place to find it is behind bars.

  6. Bob on September 27th, 2023 11:41 am

    @Not again


    It can take days (or even weeks) for a check to clear he Federal Reserve and for the funds to be transfered to the receiving bank. If your bank placed a 3 week hold on your check while you have bills to pay, causing you to get late fees? You’re probably going to close your accounts and find a new bank.

    Instead, banks will often issue provisional credits on the assumption that the check is valid. If the check does turn out to be fraudulent or if the issues has insufficient funds, they can always just reverse the credit and debit the funds back out of your account.

  7. Not again on September 27th, 2023 9:16 am

    Why would this financial institution make funds available on a pending check that has yet to clear? My bank has a five day hold titled “pending” in my online summary.

  8. Bob on September 27th, 2023 8:40 am

    @Bill T

    You’re wrong.

    It is possible to make all of the right choices and still fail.

    Families lose their home to natural disasters, children are born into poverty, people contract debilitating diseases that make them unable to work, workers are the victims of exploitation and theft.

    Society is what we make it. If you think society should punish people for being poor, you do you, but I think that we can do better than hurting people who are already suffering

  9. Bill T on September 27th, 2023 7:56 am

    @ bob decisions are made differently by people every day!!! And we and they choose to live by the decisions we make!!! Unfortunately some choose good choices others bad choices!!! Understand why these choices are made !! Sometimes without choice!! Society owes you nothing period!!! So you can’t blame them !!! If you work hard and make all the right decisions and still fail you didn’t make the right decisions somewhere!!!!think about it

  10. GMan on September 27th, 2023 6:48 am

    He’s a modern day Robin Hood.

  11. Bob on September 27th, 2023 12:40 am

    @Tommy Ray Smith

    We don’t live in an egalitarian society. It’s possible to work hard, apply yourself, and make all of the right decisions, and still end up on the street.

    Being poor isn’t a moral failing and more than being rich is a virtue. The fact that so many hard working, intelligent people are living in poverty isn’t a personal failing. It’s a societal one.

  12. Tommy Ray Smith on September 26th, 2023 10:28 pm

    So it’s alright to commit crimes to give to other sorry people that don’t want to work

  13. Tommy Ray Smith on September 26th, 2023 10:21 pm

    To sorry to get a job

  14. David on September 26th, 2023 10:15 pm

    Everyone is rushing to judgment on this fine young man. One mistake and everyone wants him in jail. Little do you know he donates all of the proceeds to families in need, He is trying to change peoples lives and do right by the community.

  15. Eric M on September 26th, 2023 8:40 pm

    @patrice … “Only God can judge” – also the jury. They can judge. It’s literally their job.

  16. Patrice on September 26th, 2023 6:27 pm

    Only God can judge..

  17. Charlotte Bates on September 26th, 2023 2:12 pm

    Clyde: I was thinking the same thing. Wonder if he wrote a check for his bail.

  18. clyde on September 26th, 2023 12:55 am

    hmm 60k for bond…you guys take a check?