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Three Arrested for Forging Checks On Checkbook Stolen From Public Aide Employee

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Centralia Police have arrested three people for allegedly forging checks and other documents on the checking account of an employee of the Public Aide Office on South Locust in Centralia.  

23-year-old Takeshia Branch of East Maulding in Centralia was being held in the Marion County Jail on six counts of forgery. 21-year-old Casey McChristian of McKee Street in Centralia is being held on four counts of forgery.  The third person arrested, 20-year-old Keinca Reed of Maulding Drive in Centralia, posted $150 bond after being arrested on one count of forgery.  Police say some of the stolen checks were allegedly used to pay bills.  

The Public Aide Employee who had her checkbook stolen, Ann Fulk of Vandalia, isn't sure what day the checkbook was taken from her purse at the Public Aide Office, but she believes it occurred around July 18th.   

Fulk began receiving confirmation of purchases made on her checking account without her approval a few days later.     

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