Hammond woman charged with attempted bank fraud, forgery
Press Release from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office:
On October 10, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Juleah Marie Knight, 18, of Hammond. Knight appeared at banks in St. Tammany Parish attempting to cash stolen forged checks on a Bogalusa business. She stated she was an employee of the business; however, a telephone call from the banks to the business owner confirmed that she was not employed there.
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detective division was called in on the matter and was able to identify Knight as the person who was attempting to cash the forged stolen checks. She was located and taken into custody. Knight remains in the Washington Parish Jail on one count of attempted bank fraud and two counts of forgery. Her bond has been set at $5,000.
Sheriff Randy Seal cautions all business owners to make certain their checks are secure. “The only thing a thief has on his or her mind is to take what is yours,” the Sheriff said. “Don’t give them an opportunity. Carefully guard what is yours and call us anytime you feel that you are a victim.”