Woman arrested at Jonesboro bank for writing hot checks
By Region 8 Newsdesk| July 24, 2015 at 2:41 AM CDT - Updated July 25 at 6:38 AM
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman faces a forgery charge after police said a Jonesboro bank busted her for writing hot checks.
According to a Jonesboro police report, 24-year-old Chelsea Davis wrote several hot checks totaling nearly $2,000.
Police said she was attempting to cash another check at the Focus Bank on Red Wolf Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon when bank employees called police.
During an interview at the bank, Davis said another woman wrote the checks after she babysat that woman’s children.
She said she met the woman, who she identified as Nicole Washington, through another friend.
According to police, she wrote and cashed 6 checks totaling over $1,500, with more transactions pending that raised the total amount to $1,952.29.
Bank employees told police most checks were signed by “Nicole Washington”, but one check was signed by “Nicole Davis.”
Police said the checks seemed to have belonged to a “Nicole Washington” with an address listed at an apartment in Jonesboro.
During that interview with officers, police said Davis’ story changed slightly.
When police asked for a phone number to contact Washington or the friend who introduced her to Washington, officers said one of the numbers lead to a recording that “stated the number could not receive calls unless the number called you first.”
A phone call to the other phone number was not answered.
Police arrested Davis at Focus Bank.
She was taken to the Craighead County Jail.
Davis was on probation for breaking or entering and fraudulent use of a credit card.
She’s now charged with theft and forgery.
According to the Craighead County Sheriff's Office website, Davis was released from jail on Thursday night.