Anthony, Kan. -- Police in Anthony said four people have been arrested in connection to several recent cases of fraudulent checks being used at area banks.
On December 13, Anthony police officers took two theft reports from Kanza Bank concerning two fraudulent checks being passed totaling over $13,000.
Similar checks were also passed at bank branches in Wichita and Kingman totaling about $50,000. Police believed the crimes were part of a larger ring known as the Felony Lane Gang out of Florida.
Yesterday, officers with the Montgomery, Alabama Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop of a Nissan Sentra with Texas plates. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana and conducted a search of the car.
Inside, they found several of the same checks passed at the Anthony bank.
Four people inside the car, James G. Boggs of Virginia, Ashley N. Ingles, Kamesha N. Brown and Shatara Chisholm of Florida, were all arrested on several charges.
Police believe the woman passing the fraudulent checks in Anthony was Ingles.
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Anthony Police want your help in identifying this woman who is wanted in connection to several cases of identity theft.
Investigators say the woman takes purses from vehicles parked in front of day care facilities while parents drop off their children and then uses the driver's licenses, debit cards, checks and other information inside to cash checks at banks. The woman is believed to be in Wichita and the surrounding area.
She has also has been spotted driving a 2012-2014, white, Toyota Rav4, bearing a temporary tag and a 2013-2014, black with chrome trim Chevrolet Impala, also with a temporary tag. Anthony Police say those tags could be fake.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Anthony Police at (620)842-5123 or Crime Stoppers at (620)842-5232.