Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

May 13, 2013

Women charged in forged MoneyGram incident

Staff writer

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville woman was placed under arrest after being accused of altering a stolen MoneyGram and then forging her name on the instrument and cashing it at a local check cashing business.

Farrah Lynn Coleman, 35, 45 Kellet Dr., was arrested April 15 on charges of theft of less than $1,000 and passing a forged instrument, according to arrest reports. She was placed under $3,100 bond and faces a hearing in Cumberland County General Sessions Court Monday.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by Crossville Police Det. Bill Padgett, Coleman is accused of taking a MoneyGram issued by Food City to Budweiser in the amount of $785.81, "whiting" out the Budweiser name and writing her name on the check as the payee.

She then is accused of presenting the altered document at Checks into Cash on Genesis Rd. to be cashed.

A second person may be involved in the incident and police are continuing their investigation.