Laurel man changed woman's $48 check payment for driveway work to $4,800, police say

jwarren@herald-leader.comApril 3, 2014 

Saul Boswell

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.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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