An El Centro woman has been arrested and booked into the Imperial County Jail, police say, after she allegedly tried to use a check that had been stolen to open a bank account.
Not only did the check’s rightful owner report it stolen, the now-defendant, who has since been identified as 30 year-old Lakisha Kinlaw, tried to open an account at the same bank branch that her victim banks at.
The bank associate spotted the stolen check right away, KYMA.com reports.
The police were called and Kinlaw was taken into custody. It’s believed she may have been released from jail without needing bail bonds due to Prop. 47 legislation. Prop 47 was passed by voters in 2014 and since then, certain non-violent theft crimes have been reclassified from felonies to misdemeanor offenses. Forgery is among those crimes.
Original article: El Centro woman arrested on forgery charges