Oneida, TN (2018-05-15) A Robbins woman who allegedly cashed bogus checks at a local ATM and stole thousands of dollars is facing forgery charges. In a totally unrelated incident, she has also been charged with allegedly vandalizing a female adversary’s car.
Rebekah D. Ross, 26, of Robbins was booked into the Scott County Jail last week following an investigation into allegations that she cashed three bogus checks at a local bank last July. According to an arrest warrant written by Investigator Dustin Burke of the Oneida Police Department, Ross allegedly cashed the three checks over a four day period at an ATM belonging to Citizens First Bank. Authorities say that Ross knew the checks were bad, and she collected more than $4,000 from her actions.
The three checks reportedly totaled $4,979.28, and authorities say that Ross pocketed $4,014.82. Two of the checks were reportedly written on a company in Griffith, IN, while the largest ($3,000.00) was written on a title company in Virginia Beach, VA. Authorities say the bank was able to stop payment on a least one of the checks, preventing Ross from getting all the money.
Just days after wrapping up the investigation into the forgery allegations, authorities responded to a complaint that Ross had vandalized a vehicle. Authorities say that Ross was the person who smashed the windshield and side window glass out of a vehicle that reportedly belonged to female rival. She is also accused of writing a defamatory message on the driver’s side door, and tossing the victim’s belonging out onto the lawn. The entire incident was reportedly captured on a home video surveillance system.
Ross was charged with forgery, criminal simulation, theft over $1,000, and theft under $1,000 (two counts) on the first incident. On the latter, she was charged with vandalism of between $1,000 and $10,000.