Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fraudulent Check Leads to Criminal Charge

A Monterey woman is facing charges of "criminal simulation" today after she allegedly passed a bad check at a check-cashing business. Monterey police chief Tim Murphy presented evidence in the case to the grand jury, which returned the indictment against 36-year-old Cynthia R. Clements of Lake Hill Rd. The indictment alleges that Clements presented what appeared to be a payroll check in the amount of $1,950 to a Monterey business last year. That check reportedly turned out to be worthless. Authorities say the business owner offered her a chance to make good on the check, but she failed to do so. She'll be in court on the criminal charges Sept. 21.