A Marion man was arrested and charged with passing off stolen checks from his parents’ business, authorities said Thursday.

Detective Nathan Mace of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Jacob Daylen Ross, 43, of 832 Miracle Valley Way in Marion, with five counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Ross was also served with an outstanding warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

It was reported in December 2017 that a woman – later identified as Celeste Marie Downing, 47, of Forest City – passed a stolen check at Samir’s, on U.S. 70 East in Nebo.

The check had been stolen the previous day from Ross Skid Products, a business owned by the parents of Jacob Ross. Mace said Ross stole payroll checks and got people to cash them for him.

Downing was also charged with obtaining property by false pretense

Ross received a written promise to appear in court.