Police: Woman accidentally writes $21,000 check; man thanks the Lord, deposits money

By Aspen Stoddard, St. George News | Posted - Apr. 6, 2020 at 9:10 a.m.



HURRICANE — Hurricane Police arrested a 67-year-old handyman Friday morning after he deposited a check accidentally written for $21,000 into his account.

According to a police statement written by Hurricane Police Officer Darren Richmond, the case began as an investigation involving a theft of $21,000.

After hiring a handyman service to complete a concrete job in her yard, the victim stated that the man, identified by her as Berklee Holm of Parowan, bid a price of $4,200 to complete the job, and that he said he would need $2,100 at the time to purchase materials, according to the statement.

The woman who hired the man admitted to mistakenly writing a check for $21,000 and delivering the check to Holm in error on March 13.

On the same day, Holm deposited the check into his account.

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Aspen Stoddard

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