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Woman Arrested In Linton Trying To Cash Forged Check

Last updated on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

(LINTON) - 42-year-old Veronica Wyrick, of Indianapolis, was arrested after she tried to cash a forged check at a Linton grocery store Saturday night.

Wyrick appeared in Greene County Circuit Court Tuesday and was charged with forgery, attempted theft and false informing.

She was appointed a public defender and a March 20, 2012 jury trail court date was set.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Wyrick attempted to cash a $314 check written on the account of Hill's Body Shop at Angell's Food Center in Linton. The clerk became suspicious and called police.

When police arrived, Wyrick showed them a fake id, identifying her as Tara Kelly. Then she told police she was DeeDee Hughes and then Martha Drake before her true identity was verified by a Bureau of Motor Vehicles records check using her date of birth.

Wyrick told police she gave a fake name because she had missed a court date and thought there was an outstanding warrant against her.

Wyrick told Judge Erik Allen that she had been unemployed for years and that a friend made the fake driver's license and gave her the forged check. She was told by friends that Angell's would cash the check and she drove from Indianapolis with two friends. She was also told that if she was successful in cashing the check, she was to return to the car and she would get a portion of the money.

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