By Bonnie Culverhouse
Two Magnolia, Ark. residents are behind bars for unsuccessfully attempting to pass unauthorized checks.
Jasnada Roche Hunter and Jamal Kelly were arrested by Springhill Police and charged with monetary instrument abuse and forgery.
On August 20, Ofc. Darryl Armstrong was dispatched to a Springhill grocery store, where he reportedly spoke to the manager who informed him of the two subjects that came into the store, shopped and tried to pay for their items with a fabricated check.
“Hunter fabricated the check which was all forged,” Chief Will Lynd said. “The name of the check owner, address, routing and account numbers were all generated from a laptop computer using an app that Hunter found online.”
August 28, Springhill police stopped Hunter and Kelly for a traffic violation.
“Once questioned, Hunter admitted to purchasing blank paper checks from a big box store,” said the chief. “She researched company names, routing and account numbers on her laptop computer. She then printed this information onto the blank checks and passed them at different stores for goods.”
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