Antoinette Raynesha Jones has been charged with felony theft by swindle

Thief River Falls, MN ( – Antoinette Raynesha Jones, 24, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been charged with felony theft by swindle – over $5,000 and felony aiding and abetting a felony theft by swindle – over $5,000 in Pennington County District Court for allegedly using two forged checks to obtain nearly $17,000 from a Thief River Falls business’ checking account.

  1. Forgery and Cashing of Checks: Jones allegedly cashed two forged checks, totaling $17,897.14, at Navy Federal Credit Union branches in Georgia. The checks were made out to Jones but didn’t match the business’ legitimate checks and had misspelled information.
  2. Investigation: The police investigator tracked Jones to Hot Springs, confirmed her residency through Facebook, and obtained surveillance footage matching her at the ATMs where the checks were cashed.
  3. Subsequent Transactions: Jones allegedly made several transactions, including withdrawals and purchases, shortly after depositing the forged checks, depleting the account before its closure to conceal the illegal activity.

Jones faces legal proceedings following the complaint filed on May 13, detailing her alleged involvement in the fraudulent scheme.

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