Richmond PD looking for Lexington man accused of passing bad checks

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James Gayheart
James Gayheart (Photo Courtesy: Richmond Police Dept.)

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Richmond are looking for 52-year-old James Gayheart, of Lexington, who they say is cashing counterfeit checks in the area.

Officers say Gayheart has been taking the bogus checks to local banks and receiving cash.  They have released a surveillance photo of Gayheart cashing a check in Richmond.

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Police are alerting local businesses that if Gayheart comes in to dial 911.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Gayheart is asked to contact Richmond Police at (859) 623-1162.