Jarrod Dillman, 23, is charged with one count of attempted robbery and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Investigators say Dillman walked into the M&T Bank on Elmwood near Breckenridge on November 7 and gave the teller a forged check with a note on the back directing the teller to give him cash and not call police. The teller refused.
A day before the attempted robbery, Dillman pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals for throwing a three-year-old Havanese mix against the wall of a dog daycare on Niagara Street in August and repeatedly kicking it. Dillman worked there as an attendant. He was out on $5,000 bond at the time of the attempted robbery.
Prosecutors say Dillman was found in possession of a small amount of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest following the attempted robbery.
He is due back in court on December 16.