A Stone Mountain woman was arrested March 27 in connection with the forgery three weeks earlier of a Savannah couple's check at a Wells Fargo bank.
A woman entered the bank on Old Milton Parkway and attempted to cash a check for $4,500 on the Savannah couple's bank account. The teller asked for identification, and according to the incident report the suspect showed on out-of-state ID with her own name on it.
The transaction threw up red flags for the teller because of the ID, the check belonged to a customer from Savannah and the suspect was attempting to cash it in Alpharetta rather than Savannah or even nearby South Carolina. A check with the bank's fraud department revealed that the phone number for the account had been changed that day and a questionable account transfer had been attempted.
The suspect left the bank before police arrived.
Lavon Marie Jackson, 36, of Stone Mountain, was arrested and charged with forgery and identity fraud, both felonies. She remains in Fulton County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
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