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Boardman woman accused of cashing stolen checks

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CAMPBELL, Ohio - Campbell police say a 27-year-old Boardman woman has admitted cashing checks stolen from her former place of employment.

A teller at the Huntington Bank summoned police to the branch on McCartney Road on Tuesday, reporting that a woman at the drive-through window was attempting to cash a check that had been reported as stolen.

Police blocked off the woman's S-U-V with their cruiser and spoke to the teller who told them that the woman, identified as Amanda Smith, was trying to cash a $475 stolen check. The teller also said that bank had another stolen check made out to Smith in the amount of $4,300 that had been cashed at Huntington's Boardman branch.

When taken in for questioning, police say Smith signed an affidavit admitting stealing checks from her former employer, the Days Inn in Boardman, and cashing them at Huntington banks in Boardman and Campbell.

Police also found suspected powder and crack cocaine in Smith's vehicle.

Smith is charged with passing bad checks and receiving stolen property.

Johnnie Tarpley III, who was with Smith at the time, is charged with possession of narcotics.

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