Woman sought in check fraud case
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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CLEVELAND POLICE ARE seeking the identity of this woman, who allegedly forged a check at a local business.
CLEVELAND POLICE ARE seeking the identity of this woman, who allegedly forged a check at a local business.
Cleveland Police are searching for the identity of a woman who cashed a check which was later discovered to be fraudulently produced.

Detective Matt Jenkins of the Cleveland Police Department Criminal Investigations Division said the check was passed at Bank of Cleveland, according to the initial police report filed by officer Tyler McGuire.

Jenkins said Betty Humberd of One Hour Cleaners was checking banking statements and made the discovery that a check had been written for $958.70.

Humberd told the officer the check number had been produced and the company’s checks were not in that series.

According to the report, the check was written to a Tracy G. Martin of Kingsport.

Investigation revealed the person who cashed the check presented an Ohio identification card.

Evidence has been collected and an image of the alleged suspect was captured at the bank by its security cameras.

Anyone who can help in identifying the suspect can contact Jenkins at 303-3134.

- A woman was arrested and charged with theft after she was reportedly spotted in the parking lot at the Bradley County Judicial Complex looking inside vehicles, one from which she allegedly took a purse.

Misty D. Lowe, 27, was taken into custody inside a courtroom at the complex after she was identified by a witness who saw the alleged theft occur.

A report filed by Court Officer Willie Espinoza indicated Lowe had been seen walking in the parking lot and then entering a car, taking the purse, then placing it in another vehicle.

Lowe was located in a courtroom and taken into custody, according to the report.

She was charged with burglary of an auto and theft under $500.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Drivers License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the drivers license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.