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Community Pulse - October 26, 2007

Woman presents fake check to Wells Fargo

Police arrested a woman for allegedly trying to cash a counterfeit check last week who had an outstanding warrant for prostitution, said Danville police Sgt. Troy Craig.

Jalilah Bass-Brown, 20, of Oakland, tried cashing a counterfeit business check for $3,680 at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Wells Fargo Bank on San Ramon Valley Boulevard in Danville, police said. The teller noticed something odd with the check, which was in the name of a business that frequents Wells Fargo, and took it to the back for further review, reports said.

The teller and bank manager compared the check with others from the business and found the latest check had several important items missing. They determined the check was fraudulent and called the police.

When police arrived, Bass-Brown was still waiting at the window. Craig said Bass-Brown told them she received the check from a friend who owed her money and claimed she did not know the check was a fake. She said her friend dropped her off at the bank and never came back, Craig added. But when police asked about the friend, Bass-Brown was unable to share any details about him.

"There were a lot of 'I don't knows,'" Craig said.

The police said they found discrepancies in her story and arrested her on charges of possessing a counterfeit document. They also found she had an outstanding warrant for prostitution and delaying a police officer from doing his duty, reports said.

Craig noted that Wells Fargo did a commendable job and prevented the suspect from victimizing other banks.

-Jordan M. Doronila

Comments

Posted by Jalilah Bass Brown, a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

First of all if the Danville Express is going to write a report about a persons background it needs to be accurate information. Jalilah did not have an outstanding warrant for prostitution. The warrant was actually solicitation . I thought it was illegal to put false information in a newspaper. And furthermore what does that information have to do with what I was arrested for in the bank?


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