Check forgery suspect arrested at the bank

JONESBORO, Ark. – Her probable cause affidavit says she tried to get away with forgery, and then tried to get away – but she didn’t succeed at either.

On March 10, 2017, Jonesboro Police Department officers were summoned to Regions Bank, 617 Southwest Drive, regarding a suspect trying to cash a forged check. The woman in question was Delilah Davis. Dispatch advised officers the person was trying to cash checks flagged by the bank as stolen from the victim at an earlier date.

JPDAs officers arrived on the scene, Davis attempted to flee, the probable cause affidavit says. She did not succeed, being stopped at Martinbrook and Stroud.

Officers searched her vehicle and purse, finding two forged checks belonging to the victim along with two stolen checkbooks.

Davis was charged with felony second degree forgery and misdemeanor theft by receiving. For the felony, she faces between 3 and 10 years in prison with a fine not to exceed $10,000. The misdemeanor carries 1 year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine.

She will next appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on April 20 in the Craighead County Courthouse.

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