Detectives from the Abilene Fraud, Cyber Crimes and Special Victim's unit arrested two men after obtaining a search warrant for an apartment in north Abilene on Washington Street. The search warrant arose from an investigation into the theft of money orders that were allegedly forged and used to pay a local business. Officers reported that one of the men attempted to prevent their entry by barricading a door, but they eventually forced their way inside.
Authorities have accused the 27-year-old suspect of breaking into a lockbox at the management office for his apartment complex. He allegedly stole money orders from the box and used them for his own gain. Law enforcement reported that his alleged accomplice, a 26-year-old man, passed one of the forged money orders at a business in north Abilene.