Teens Arrested for Check Fraud

LaGrange Police have arrested a pair of teens for misdemeanor check fraud after the allegedly attempted to cash out a poorly filled out fraudulent check.

Thursday afternoon about 4:22 p.m., offices with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the CB& T bank on Broad Street in reference to reports of attempted fraud.

Officers arrived and made contact with bank employees, who stated two females pulled up to the drive through window in a white Kia Sorrento and presented a suspicious check.

One of the females, later identified as Baylie Cummings, attempted to cash the check, but the check was not filled out properly, raising the clerk’s suspicions.

Employees advised the check was initially thought to not be valid due to it not having a signature and an improperly filled-in amount. The handwriting on the check also did not match the account holder’s signature on file. Bank management then contacted the account holder, who advised the check was fraudulent.

As a result of the subsequent investigation, both Cummings and the other female, Rachel Kennedy, were placed under arrest for check fraud.

Cummings, age 18, and Kennedy, age 18, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail charged with Fourth Degree Forgery (Misdemeanor).

Both suspects were later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.