PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - A Port Allen man is facing deportation and almost two dozen counts of forgery.
Port Allen officers locked Emerito Hernandez, 41, on 23 counts of Principal to Felony Theft and 23 counts of Forgery. He also is being charged by U.S. Immigration for being an illegal alien.
Hernandez forged 23 checks that totaled nearly $17,000 under an alias.
Hernandez, who is originally from Honduras, is in West Baton Rouge Jail tonight.