PIQUA — A Piqua man, along with three Cincinnati women, have been charged in connection with an incident of forgery and theft that reportedly took place at Ulbrich’s Market.
The Piqua Police Department filed charges of fifth-degree felony forgery and first-degree misdemeanor theft against Shardae S. Johnson, 28, of Cincinnati; Lori N. Lige, 32, of Cincinnati; Tyrena J. McCrary, 32, of Cincinnati; and Joshua A. Shannon, 29, of Piqua.
The incident was originally reported on Dec. 31. According to Piqua police reports, four checks were fraudulently cashed at Ulbrich’s on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. The checks from the three Cincinnati women reportedly totalled $1,679.51, and were cashed on Dec. 30. The check from Shannon was allegedly for $656.23, and was cashed on Dec. 31. The suspects each reportedly displayed their driver’s licenses when cashing the checks.
The checks were allegedly from a local business made out to the suspects, but the bank routing numbers did not match the correct one for the business. The checks also reportedly had the wrong address for the business printed on them, listing the address of the business as being in Piqua when it is actually located in Sidney.
Attempts to locate the suspects were reported to be unsuccessful. According to Piqua police reports, warrants were requested for the suspects last week.
The Piqua Police Department can be contacted at (937) 778-2027. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 937-615-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.piquaoh.org/police_submitatip.htm for more information.
To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type the keyword PIQUAPD and the message, then send it to 274637.
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