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AKRON WOMAN ACCUSED OF ALTERING CHECKS

An Akron woman was arraigned this week for allegedly altering amounts and dates on two checks, then cashing them at a local store, the village Police Department said Thursday.

Barbara Wild, 38, who was arrested at her home Monday by Officers James E. Wilson and Robert Farrington, was charged with two counts of forgery, two counts of possession of a forged instrument and a charge of petit larceny, according to Richard Lauricella, manager of police operations.

Village Justice Dennis R. Freeman released Ms. Wild on her own recognizance following a felony hearing in Akron Village Court late Monday night.

Police said she changed amounts on two checks drawn on a bank in Minnesota that were initially issued for $3 and $5, to $300 and $500, then cashed them at a local store.

Officer Wilson began working with Minnesota bank personnel two months ago when the checks were returned for nonpayment after the bank
determined they were altered.

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