4/18/2013 2:37:00 PM Woman caught with bogus check
COTTONWOOD -- A Cottonwood woman and her niece were questioned after the woman cashed a cashier's check that apparently was fraudulent. Mary Edwards' husband went to police and said his account was now overdrawn since the check bounced. Bank of America employees say the check was run through special equipment used to validate such documents, but the machine did not signal the check was bogus and it was cleared, until it returned a couple days later not valid.
The 62-year-old woman was interviewed while in jail on separate charges. She said she had received the check in the mail, but didn't know who it was from. She cashed it after a couple days and did not know it was counterfeit.
The woman's personal account was debited for the amount she had cashed: $4,870.