Whiting Man Pleads Not Guilty To Forgery, Theft Charges

A man accused of stealing his father’s checkbook and forging a series of checks for a total of more than $2000 made his appearance in the Starke Circuit Court last week for his initial hearing.

Todd Doland, Jr., 30 of Whiting, pleaded not guilty to four counts of Forgery as a Class C felony and one count of Theft as a Class D felony. Doland is accused of stealing his father’s checkbook and forging at least four checks for $150, $250, $200, and $1750.

Doland had allegedly cashed the checks at First National Bank and made off with the money, but he was eventually found out and arrested on Forgery and Theft charges. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and will appear for his attorney status hearing on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. His first pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Oct. 31 at 8 a.m., and his second pre-trial conference and plea agreement deadline is Nov. 29 at 8 a.m.

Doland is prohibited from entering First National Bank.