South Georgia Mother & Daughter Arrested For Identity Fraud

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

By: Kara Duffy
August 14, 2013

Moultrie, GA - A south Georgia woman and her daughter were arrested after being caught on camera using forged checks.

According to investigators with the Moultrie Police Department, 53-year-old Mary Cantrell was seen on surveillance video at a Susie Q's in Moultrie paying for several items with a check belonging to a construction company based out of Albany.

Investigators say her daughter, 30-year-old Jamie Cantrell-Walter was later seen at a Walmart also using a forged check from the same company.

Corporal Dave Underwood, with the Moultrie Police Department said the pair went on to make several other stops at stores throughout Moultrie, Tifton and Valdosta.

Corporal Underwood said the women used checks from the stolen checkbook to purchase clothes, food, cigarettes, lottery tickets, and other items.

Investigators say the women were caught after people with the Albany business received several returned check notifications, for purchases, they never made.

Surveillance video and other information found on the forged checks, traced those purchases back to Mary Cantrell and Jamie Cantrell-Walter, who are now facing several counts of identity fraud.

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