Woman faces forgery charges in TRE missing mail case
A convicted felon is in custody in connection with several counts of forging checks found in Topaz Ranch Estates mailboxes.
Allison Jean MeGee, 42, was arrested Wednesday after a four-month investigation prompted when residents of the south county community reported that their checks weren’t making it to the places they were sending them.
One victim said an amount on her insurance check had been altered, prompting her to get a canceled version. That revealed someone had replaced the name of the payee with the word “cash.”
In one instance, MeGee’s name appeared in the payee line.
The checks were written from accounts with Greater Nevada Credit Union and Wells Fargo, and were often cashed through automatic tellers.
One resident said he found out when he didn’t receive his registration for his vehicle.
At least four reports were taken by deputies during the period of April 11-13. Sheriff’s investigators and a U.S. Postal inspector developed MeGee as a suspect.
According to court documents, she’s facing four felony counts of forgery and four felony counts of writing bad checks. She is also facing a count of failure to register as an ex-felon.
She is scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.
According to court documents, MeGee was convicted of felony counts of possession of a controlled substance in California in 1997, 1998 and 2013.