Auburn man arrested four times in less than a week

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A 24-year-old Auburn man arrested for check fraud is facing some new charges on his fourth arrest in less than a week. Auburn police arrested Jerod Duane Williams March 11 for fraudulent check cashing and an outstanding warrant. Williams is a former Wave Broadband employee who was allegedly fraudulently cashing checks from the business after he was terminated. On Wednesday police re-arrested Williams after further reports that Williams was allegedly posing as a Wave Broadband employee to receive goods and services after his termination, according to Detective Adam Cline. Williams was also arrested for allegedly making fake checks that appeared to be from a company in New Jersey, Cline said. Williams was allegedly getting job-seekers to send their personal identification information through the website Craigslist by posing as a representative for various companies, according to Cline. Cline said since Williams’ original arrest, the department has arrested him three additional times for a variety of criminal charges. Williams remains in custody in Placer County Jail with an $86,000 bail. He is scheduled for an early status conference at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom. The investigation for this case is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Dustin McLaughlin at (530) 823-4237 ext. 221. Cline said the department believes there could be additional victims and urges citizens to be cautious when giving out personal information over the Internet or telephone. ~Staff report