Check fraud in Ardmore

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- A large retailer in Ardmore has turned in several fraudulent checks to authorities, and police think they all came from one man they arrested two weeks ago.

We told you about Donovan Ray Heffron, 36, this week. (See story related story below)

Ardmore authorities believe he used 23 fake checks at the Wal-Mart in Ardmore. Wal-Mart turned in the bogus checks earlier this week.

Police are still investigating the value of all the checks written to the store.

Police say Heffron had stolen credit cards from a Dallas residence, then made the checks on his computer and went on a spree.

Investigators say Heffron used the checks at places as far away as Fort Worth and Dallas to Norman, Oklahoma. Authorities investigating believe there are other places in town that might have fallen victim.

Ardmore P.D. Lt. Eric Hamblin says, “People are calling us in town. We had 23 checks written here at the Ardmore Wal-Mart, also some checks done here at local banks and businesses in town."

Police are still investigating how many checks Heffron used.

After a large retailer has been hit, authorities are asking for anyone who may have fallen victim to come forward.


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  • by Donovan Location: USA on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:47 AM
    Just a little note,Yes i do know i have lived a life of crime,and have done alot of wrong and have hurt a lot of people!For those i have hurt I AM SORRY!!!I do know that doesn't fix anything i have broke but i am learning this life of being sober and yes it is hard but i do have sober friends and a girlfriend that stands by me yes it is really hard for me i am done with drug court 3-18-10 i have spoke to the local high school about my addiction and hope yhat i can maybe stop atleast one of them from living the life that i have lived!I have a job and have had it for over a year now and getting married this summer but i do know that i have to keep doing what i am doing to keep clean and sober! So please those of you that do pray for me keep it up and thank you for the prayers you have prayed!!Drug court and C.A.A.I.R. THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE!!!!!! once again sorry for hurting you if i every had!!!! DONOVAN HEFFRON
  • by THE SBZ Location: USA on Oct 26, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    I have gotten to know Donovan over the past 3 months. From the beginning he has been straight forward with his past. I have learned so much from him and I am so thankful he is apart of my life. He is a true friend to me as well as my family. He is now helping others, me included, overcome their weaknesses. I have never committed a crime but I do have weeknesses and he has been there for me. I also know he will ALWAYS be there for me. He is one of the nicest people I have known in my life. His heart is so big and I am so thankful I get a piece of it. I know his past has not been perfect, his mistakes are just more obvious than others. We can't change the past. We can only shape our futures. I can't imagine life without him now. He has been and is like a brother to me. I love him and would do anything for him. It is the least I could do after all he has done for me. SO, to Donovan, thanks so much and I love you. From: your Sbz.
  • by Strawberryblonde Location: Keller, Texas on Aug 31, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Donovan will always be a minis to society. He hurt me and my pocket book many years ago and if he hasnt changes in 20 years he is never going to change. So as long as he is out on the streets he is going to b a problem to society and any person he meets. He is a lossr and a peiace of ****! I hope he gets caought and is someone B***H in Prison and gets what he deserves! I hate him with all my heart!
  • by Forgiven on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:16 PM
    By God's grace he's (Donovan) been saved and you can change once you are clean and sober
  • by Marmaduke Location: Right behind Donovan on Oct 29, 2008 at 11:15 AM
    FYI to all...Donovan is now in a lock down drug rehabilitation center in OK on a mandatory term of 6 months for failing a random drug test while on probation. Referring to Mr heffron's comments below, the charges were dropped, hmmm seems a little stiff for an innocent man. As stated by all comments, he is, again costing the taxpayers of the grest state of Oklahoma money, every single day. Your"NiceLife" has been put on hold again, as you are a career criminal and always will be. he should not have been given another chance. He should go straight to Prison to serve the full term as convicted. Not God and Judge. Just stating the facts. You are a guiltless thug and a burden to society.
  • by Marmaduke Location: Right behind Donovan on Oct 18, 2008 at 11:07 AM
    Not guilty huh? Is that why you're stuck in OK for years to come, not by choice but by court order serving out a very very long parole/probation. If the charges were dropped, then there would be no consequences. Your comments are false..You were found guilty of a felony and sentenced to time served and a lengthy probation. no one cares actually. Your lifestyle of choice continues and probably will forever. Prior commentors are right. He is a menace to society and will cost the taxpayers money for years to come. this will not be his last offense either. This is Donovan's lifestyle and will always be. What a wonderful example you set for your son.
  • by DONOVAN HEFFRON Location: ARDMORE on Jun 28, 2008 at 10:11 PM
    WELL GUESS IM NOT WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY. BECAUSE IM FREE NOT GUILTY THEY DROPED THE CHARGES SO FOR ALL YOU THAT ARE READING THIS IS FALSE INFO.SO BEFORE YOU BECOME GOD AND JUDGE SOMEONE YOU SHOULD AT LEAST GET ALL THE INFROMATION.SO I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND THE CONFIDENCE THAT ALL MY FANS SHOWED ME THAT YOU CARED WHILE I WAS IN JAIL. HAVE A NICE LIFE CAUSE I KNOW I AM........DONOVAN
  • by US Citizen Location: America on Sep 2, 2007 at 09:27 PM
    Not only is he costing the retailer and the public money, our taxes will provide him with room and board through his many years in prison. Case and point, he'll still be living off of us law-abiding, hard working tax payers. Doesn't seem right, does it?
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Sep 1, 2007 at 09:16 PM
    As I have said before, I think this man should spend many years in prison for this. He is not only costing the retailer money, but the general public as well. The retailer passes along the cost to the customers and we all pay for this man's criminal actions.
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