Paul A. Kendrick, 37, Waupaca, was charged with three counts of forgery uttering and three counts of identity theft.
He faces up to six years in prison if convicted of forgery.
In February, Waupaca Police Officer Collin Mumford began investigating a complaint that Kendrick had made unauthorized withdrawals from a friend’s savings account at a local credit union.
According to the criminal complaint, Kendrick went to the credit union on three separate occasions and withdrew a total of $550 from the friend’s account. When Kendrick attempted to make a fourth withdrawal, the teller refused and called the friend.
The friend reportedly has known Kendrick for nearly 15 years, and Kendrick had been staying at his home for a few months.
Kendrick initially told Mumford that he had gone to the credit union to make a deposit into the account rather than a withdrawal.
Kendrick revised his account of what happened after Mumford played security tapes from the credit union showing what appeared to be Kendrick making the withdrawals, the complaint says.
In 2001, Kendrick was convicted of criminal escape, criminal damage to property and three counts of forgery uttering. He was sentenced to five years in state prison and five years of extended supervision. A total of 37 counts of forgery uttering, along with two counts of theft and one count of criminal escape, were dismissed and read into the record at that time.