Cousin of Former Housewives of Atlanta Star Charged with Forgery

Dwight H. Windom is accused of stealing $153,000.

Posted: 06/01/2011 05:36 PM EDT

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In drama outside of Real Housewives of Atlanta, a cousin of one of the former stars of the reality show is charged with stealing money.

Dwight H. Windom of Westlaw, Michigan, was indicted by a grand jury after Brad Malkin, head of the Fulton County District Attorney's Office White Collar Crime Unit, and Stephen Hewitt, a city of Milton police detective, presented evidence against him going back to 2008.

According to reports, police said Windom stole checks from his cousin, former Real Housewives of Atlanta star DeShawn Snow, and her husband at the time, Eric Snow, a retired NBA player. Windom supposedly made the checks out to himself and cashed them. He has been indicted on 52 counts of first-degree forgery after allegedly stealing a total of $153,000.

DeShawn Snow notified police in February 2010 of the missing money after it was discovered by the couple's bookkeeper. According to Fulton County Jail records, Windom was arrested March 11, 2010 and charged with two counts of first-degree forgery. He left jail two days later on a $10,000 bond.

Windom will be extradited from Michigan, where he lives, for the trial.

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