Woman arrested on passing bad check charge

Woman arrested on passing bad check charge


A 27-year-old Boardman woman was arrested Tuesday after, police said, she attempted to cash a stolen check at a McCartney Road bank. The passenger in her car, a 28-year-old Youngstown man, was also arrested on a charge of possession of drugs.

At 3 p.m., police reported to the bank’s drive-up window after a teller had notified them of the incident, and began to question the woman, identified as Amanda Smith, who claimed she was just cashing a check from work.

The bank teller, however, said the check for $475 was reported as stolen, and that the bank had on file another stolen check allegedly cashed by Smith, which was in the amount of $4,300. It had been cashed earlier at a bank in Boardman.

Smith then admitted that she had taken some checks from the Days Inn in Boardman, where she used to work.

Police arrested Smith on charges of receiving stolen property and passing bad checks. She will appear in Campbell Municipal Court on Friday.

Smith’s passenger, identified as Johnnie Tarpley III, was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs after police found a small pill bottle containing suspected powdered cocaine and suspected crack cocaine while inventorying the car.

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