Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell reported on May 13, Jessica Miller, age 31, of Timbo was charged with forgery after cashing a check that did not belong to her.
Cassell said that during the course of the investigation, Searcy County Chief Deputy Dewayne Pierce learned on June 26 of last year, Miller entered the Hwy. 66 Country Mart in Oxley and while inside purchased food and fuel.
To pay for the items, Miller presented the store clerk with a personal check in the amount of $108. After deducting the amount of the purchase, the remainder of the cash was given back to Miller.
According to Pierce, the check was written from an account of another person and not Miller's account. Pierce later learned the account had been closed and after speaking to the original account holder learned that he had not authorized anyone to use checks from this account.
Pierce also learned that the checks had belonged to a business and Miller, who is an acquaintance of the original account holder, may have had access to the checks.
On May 13, Twentieth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Carol Crews and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Fruehauf issued an affidavit for Miller's arrest charging her with second degree forgery, which is a Class D felony. Miller is currently at large.