Kansas Pastor Charged With Forging $100G Check

The pastor of a Kansas church whose father is a judge is charged in Missouri with forging a woman's name to a check for $100,000.

Randy Baldridge of Carl Junction, Mo., was due in Newton County court for arraignment Wednesday on a felony forgery charge.

He's accused of forging Joplin resident Nancy Sarduk's name without her permission and trying to use the check to secure an investment note from AG Financial Solutions of Springfield.

A probable-cause affidavit says Baldridge also put Sarduk's name, address and Social Security number on the investment application form.

The 53-year-old is pastor of the Sixth Street Baptist Church in Galena and the son of semiretired Jasper County Circuit Judge George Baldridge.