Woman accused of cashing late mother's checks

Published: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:28 p.m.

A Gainesville woman was arrested Friday after being accused of forging and cashing one of her deceased mother's checks and attempting to cash another one.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, Charolette Nicole Foster, 25, of 1615 NE 16th Ave., was arrested at a check-cashing business on Northwest Sixth Street after trying to cash a $60 check from her deceased mother made out to Foster.

The teller there recognized Foster as the same woman who was successful in cashing another check from her late mother's account four days earlier at the same business. In the earlier case, the business had been notified by the bank that the account belonged to a woman who had died In April 2011.

A GPD arrest report stated that Foster later admitted that she was trying to cash her late mother's checks so she could pay some bills.

A search of Foster's purse revealed the late mother's checkbook and a search of Foster's vehicle located more checks and her mother's Social Security card, police said.

Foster was charged with uttering a forged instrument, a felony.

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