A report from an elderly man who said his caregiver had forged his name on several checks resulted in the woman's arrest Tuesday.
A report from an elderly man who said his caregiver had forged his name on several checks resulted in the woman’s arrest Tuesday.
Tamara Guy, 45, allegedly wrote three checks to herself and forged the man’s name on them, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court hearing Wednesday for Guy.
Detective Marsha Oliver reported that the checks, which totaled $840, were cashed at Simmons First National Bank on West 28th Avenue.
Pugh said Guy waived her right to an attorney and told police that the man had given her permission to write the checks and cash them.
“The victim doesn’t remember things from day to day,” Pugh quoted the statement from Guy as saying.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Guy, who Pugh said had no prior record or pending charges, with three counts of forgery.
At Pugh’s request, Bridgforth set the bond for Guy at $840 cash and told her to come back to court at 9 a.m. Jan. 11.
Guy told the court she would hire her own attorney.