Three men were arrested in Ripon on Monday in possession of forged bank cards.
Ripon police reported Tuesday that at about 1 p.m. Monday, a man entered the Bank of the West at 411 W. Main St. and tried to use forged bank cards to obtain cash. He was unsuccessful, and the bank notified police.
Less than an hour later, the bank told police that another man came to the bank, trying to use the same forged bank cards. Officers watched the suspect leave the bank, and they stopped his vehicle. Three occupants were found with forged bank cards and were taken into custody without incident.
Prince Jamiel Ash, 27, of Los Angeles was booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges that included conspiracy, forgery, providing false ID to a police officer and theft. Troy Anthony Goodwin, 43, of Fresno was booked on charges that included conspiracy, forgery and providing false ID to a police officer. And George Roberts Jr., 27, of Madera was booked on a conspiracy charge.