Kennewick Police Arrest Man and Woman for $76K in Forged Checks
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Two people are facing forgery charges after police say they forged thousands of dollars in fake checks.
On Friday, Kennewick Police spotted a white Firebird that Pasco Police were looking for, belonging to two people wanted for cashing forged checks throughout the state.
Officers went into the Blue Bridge Motel at 300 North Ely Street, and after going through several fake names, officers identified the man and woman, both with warrants out for their arrests.
Police say the woman admitted to the forgeries, and told police they had been using the computer and printer in the room to make checks and false IDs. The woman told officers they had written about 80 checks for $950 each in Yakima, East Wenatchee, Chelan, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Othello, Pasco, Richland, and Kennewick, totaling about $76,000.
Pasco Police arrived at the scene with a search warrant, and helped Kennewick Police search the room. Officers say they found more checks, ID's, money cards, methamphetamine, and various drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested and booked the man into the Benton County Jail. Officers arrested and booked the woman into the Franklin County Jail.