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Hot check leads to forgery charges

by Minden Press-Herald



SPRINGHILL – A woman accused of writing a hot check to buy a vehicle has been arrested.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd says they arrested Erica Ynette Beene, aka “Pooh,” 35, of the 1200 block of Midway Street in Haynesville, for one count of issuing worthless checks, one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and three counts of forgery.

“She went into Springhill Motor Company, filled out false financial paperwork in her sister’s name and wrote a hot check for $9,500 to obtain a vehicle,” he said. “She said she worked at a place she’s never worked.”

Lynd says the check was written on a closed account in her sister’s name.

Beene was already incarcerated at the Claiborne Parish Women’s Jail when Springhill Police began their search for her, he said.

“She was on probation out of Magnolia, Ark., for doing the same thing, and she’d failed to report in Columbia County,” he said. “They’d picked her up in Haynesville when we found her.”

Beene was transported from Claiborne Parish to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where she was booked. Bond was set at $130,000.

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