Crime

Women cashed $40,000 in forged checks, Lexington police say

Lexington police are looking for four women who might have used fake identities to cash about $40,000 in forged checks.

Beginning Feb. 23, the women obtained Kentucky identification cards under the names Tiffany Scott, Marquita Riddle, Michelle Brown and Sade Easley and began cashing forged checks using those cards, according to a news release from Lexington police.

They have cashed checks of more than $900 each at banks in Lexington, Georgetown, Nicholasville, Winchester, Mount Sterling and Somerset and have stolen about $40,000 so far, police said.

Police said they think the names that the women are using might belong to victims of identity theft in Illinois.

The women, who have been staying in local hotels, were last reported in the Lexington area on March 3.

Anyone with information about the women's true identities is asked to contact the Lexington police.

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