Grocery shopper chases man who fled after trying to cash bad check

Kevin Hamill, of Loveland, allegedly tried to cash a bad check at Fifth Third Bank inside the Middletown Kroger.

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Kevin Hamill, of Loveland, allegedly tried to cash a bad check at Fifth Third Bank inside the Middletown Kroger.

A Loveland man faces several charges after he allegedly tried to cash a “bad check” Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank inside the Middletown Kroger, police said.

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Kevin Hamill, 31, allegedly tried to cash the check, then when the bank notified Middletown police, the man ran out of the bank and into the grocery store parking lot, said Maj. David Birk.

A shopper tried to stop the suspect, who eventually was arrested by police, Birk said.

At one point officers were chasing the suspect and the shopper, Birk said.

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Hamill was charged with falsification theft, ID falsification, passing a bad check, possession of drug instruments/needles and syringes and obstructing official business.

He was transported to the Middletown City Jail.

His preliminary hearing is set for June 6 in Middletown Municipal Court.

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