Woman arrested on felony charges for using fake checks

ST. GEORGE — A North Dakota woman was arrested on Wednesday after she used fake checks to make purchases at the Costco Wholesale, 835 North 3050 East in St. George.

According to the probable cause statement filed in conjunction with the arrest, St. George police arrested Megan Elizabeth Sanchez, 30, of North Dakota and charged her with 14 counts of third-degree felony possession of a forgery, one second-degree felony for forgery and three counts of third-degree felony theft.

On Tuesday, Sanchez used a Costco Wholesale membership card under the name of Megan H. Foreman to cash three separate checks to purchase merchandise totaling $2,355.88. The name on the checks that were written was Megan Smith and after a Costco employee contacted U.S. Bank they found there was no bank account under that name and that the account number on the checks belonged to an out-of-state account that had been closed, the statement said.

Sanchez was found hiding near Costco on Wednesday and was arrested and booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility where her bail stands at $101,540.

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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