Natchez woman charged here in check forgery

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 31, 2008

From staff reports

A Natchez woman was in custody at the Vicksburg police station this morning and will face charges of forgery and possession of a counterfeit instrument, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Sacrenette Moore, 35, of 144 N. Shields Lane, Apt. 8, was arrested by Natchez police at 3:12 a.m. after police responded to a disturbance call at her home, Stewart said. A records check revealed an outstanding warrant for Moore stemming from an incident in Vicksburg on Aug. 27, in which several individuals cashed counterfeit payroll checks at the Wal-Mart Money Center, 2150 Iowa Blvd.

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Two others, Edwin Jones, 19, 320 Fisher Ferry Road, Vicksburg, and Sophie Williams, 35, 719 Smith Lane, Natchez, were arrested at the scene attempting to cash similar checks, police said.

Moore is being held on $20,000 bond per charge pending her initial hearing this morning, Stewart said.

Pup, TV, surround system missing in Vicksburg

Two thefts were reported Thursday to the Vicksburg Police Department, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

At 8:55 a.m., a burglary was reported in the 1400 block of Oakland Street. Stolen was a 20-inch flat-screen Sanyo television valued at $449, and a Coby surround system valued at $189. Entrance was gained through the back door.

At 8:30 p.m. a 9-month-old black Labrador retriever was reported stolen from the backyard of a home in the 300 block of John Allen Street.