CEDAR CITY — A 36-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, formerly married but now divorced, were taken into custody by Cedar City Police Thursday after admitting to theft and forgery.
Heidi Lynn Macy and Wallace Limb were arrested after Macy’s former mother-in-law, Limb’s mother, discovered $40,000 had been taken from her bank account.
On Aug. 27, Georgia Limb, of Riverton, Utah, discovered the money was missing and learned that her son Wallace Limb and his ex-wife, Macy, had forged at least 13 checks from her State Bank of Southern Utah checking account. Additional money was also taken from the account by Wallace Limb and Macy through ATM withdrawals, according to a probable cause statement filed by Cedar City Police Detective Timothy Bonzo in support of the arrests.
Georgia Limb, who currently resides in a care facility in Riverton, was using the funds to pay for her care.
“She is now in the process of trying to find other means to pay for her care,” Bonzo wrote in the statement.
Wallace Limb and Macy allegedly told staff members at the care center that Georgia Limb was in a care facility and didn’t need the money.
“None of the money spent by Wallace Limb and Heidi Macy benefited Georgia in anyway,” Bonzo wrote in the statement. “Wallace and Heidi both admitted to the care center staff that they had used the money for their own use.”
Wallace Limb and Macy were arrested and each charged with one second-degree felony for theft and 13 third-degree felonies for forgery. They were each booked into the Iron County Jail Thursday, where they remain incarcerated, according to bookings information obtained Tuesday. Wallace Limb’s bail stands at $40,000 and Macy’s at $25,000.
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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