ST. GEORGE – A Hurricane woman was arrested by police Friday for multiple counts of forgery.
St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said police responded to a call from Mountain America Credit Union where a fraud was in progress. Nikkole McDonald, 34, of Hurricane, was allegedly trying to cash a forged check when the police were contacted. An investigation into the incident alleges McDonald has passed multiple bad checks at the credit union.
After McDonald was arrested, court documents state, her vehicle was searched, turning up two stolen checkbooks, one out of Cedar City and the other out of Washington. Drug paraphernalia was also found.
McDonald was taken to the Purgatory Correctional Facility and charged with four third-degree felony counts of forgery for the bad checks; one third-degree felony count for obstruction of justice; and three class B misdemeanors – two for stolen property and one for drug paraphernalia.
Ed. Note: Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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