Man wrongly jailed for Chase check arrested for car theft

Print
Email
|

by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 12 at 6:01 PM

AUBURN, Wash. -- An Auburn man who spent five days in jail last year, accused of forging a check that had been mailed to him by Chase Bank, was arrested again Sunday for allegedly stealing a car.

Ikenna Njoku, 29, is accused of stealing a Hummer from Auburn Nissan. The vehicle was located at his home using an OnStar tracker.

Police say Njoku bolted his door and shut the blinds when officers arrived. SWAT reportedly had to be called in to arrest Njoku.

The KING 5 Investigators profiled Njoku in June after he was arrested in 2010, accused of forging a Chase Bank cashier’s check that Chase Bank actually sent to him. The next day, Chase Special Investigations realized there had been a mistake and the check was legitimate. According to the police report, the investigator left a voice mail for a detective, but it was her day off, so no one heard the message until the following Monday.

Njoku spent five days and four nights in jail before being released.

Njoku is being held without bail and made a first court appearance Monday afternoon. He is due back in court Wednesday. Calls to Njoku’s attorney for comment were not immediately returned.

 

 

Print
Email
|