Police: Suspects forge checks, buy thousands in goods from Eureka Walmart

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by KMOV.com Staff | @KMOV

KMOV.com

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 7:01 PM

(KMOV) – A man and woman face multiple charges after police say they collaborated to purchase thousands of dollars worth of goods from the Eureka Walmart using forged checks last August.

Ronald Clemens, 26, was charged with eight counts of felony forgery while Tammy Bell, 28, faces three forgery charges.

According to police, Bell went to the store and passed two checks containing account and routing numbers that were obtained from two accounts at a local bank. Police say she was arrested after trying to use a third check and admitted to knowing they were fraudulent.

Police say around the same time, Clemens made seven purchases totaling more than $1,000 using the same victims’ information.

Clemens was eventually arrested and admitted to purchasing the account information from a woman who works at a St. Louis check-cashing business. Police say Clemens gave the account info to two others, who created the fake checks for him to use.

According to Eureka police, the case is one of hundreds of check fraud cases they have dealt with in the past year.

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