handcuffs and jail bars

A St. Louis man and an Arnold man, both 32, were arrested after they reportedly were found with forged identification paperwork at a loan business. The Arnold man also allegedly was found with heroin, Arnold Police reported.

At about 3:30 p.m. June 24, police were called to Mariner Finance, 31 Fox Valley Center, in Arnold, where the St. Louis man reportedly was attempting to secure a $10,000 loan. The man already had gotten a $6,000 loan from the business in December 2020, allegedly using a Kansas City man’s identity to secure the funds, the report said.

On June 24, the man reportedly had forged a payroll stub and created a fake paper version of a Missouri’s driver’s license, according to the report.

Police also arrested an Arnold man who was in a 2007 Toyota Avalon outside the business waiting for the St. Louis man. The Arnold man also allegedly was found with forged identification, as well as a substance believed to be heroin, Arnold Police reported.

The men were taken to the Police Station, where they were booked and released pending application for warrants. Arnold Police will seek charges against the St. Louis man through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for identity theft, possession of altered identification and forgery. Depending on results of the drug analysis, Arnold Police will seek charges against the Arnold man through the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for possession of a controlled substance, identity theft, possession of altered identification and forgery, Lt. Jason Valentine said.