A Memphis woman is facing several felony charges after allegedly passing several checks on a family member’s bank account.
According to the Memphis Police Department, Amanda J. Shinn, 33, was arrested on May 10th following a forgery investigation.
Court documents indicate that Amanda’s grandmother had contacted the police department on May 9th regarding a number of checks that had come through her back account, but had not been written by her.
An investigation by the MPD revealed five such checks, all written to local businesses, totaling less than $250.
In an unrelated matter, Gas & More reported a fuel drive off on the evening of May 9th at approximately 9:30 p.m. and offered a vehicle description to the MPD.
When investigators went to Amanda Shinn’s residence the next morning to question her regarding the forgery case, a vehicle matching the description and video evidence from the gas drive off was located.
Amanda Shinn has been charged with five counts of class D felony forgery and five counts of class D misdemeanor stealing related to the financial transactions on her grandmother’s account. She also was charged with a sixth class D misdemeanor stealing charge related to the gas drive off.
Shinn is being held on a $10,000 cash only bond. She appeared before Judge Karl DeMarce on May 11th. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 19.