A Laurel County man faces criminal charges for allegedly changing the amount on a check from $48 to $4,800.
Laurel County sheriff's deputies arrested Saul Boswell, 56, at his home south of Corbin about 3 p.m. Wednesday after an investigation.
According to the sheriff's department, a woman hired Boswell to do some blacktop work on her driveway last month.
The sheriff's department said Boswell did a "shoddy job," then altered the amount of the check the woman gave him from $48 to $4,800.
Laurel County Deputy Josh Scott obtained a warrant for Boswell. He was arrested after a "short scuffle" and was being held in the Laurel County jail, according to the sheriff's department.
Boswell is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and resisting arrest. He also is wanted on a fugitive warrant from Sumner County, Tenn., authorities said.
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