BOUNTIFUL - A man and woman were booked into the Davis County Jail on Thursday, Feb. 13 after they allegedly tried to cash a fraudulent check at a Bountiful credit union.
Annmarie Allen, 42, and Rodney Bartholomew Laster, 27, both from Florida, were booked into the Davis County Jail on numerous charges including issuing a bad check, identity theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Police were called to the America First Credit Union, 48 N. 500 West, on a report a woman had tried to cash a stolen check at the drive-through window.
According to the probable cause statement, Allen had a fraudulent check and someone else’s driver’s license, Social Security card and credit card.
When police approached the couple’s vehicle, they allegedly drove off. Police say Allen, who was driving, stopped long enough to let Laster out of the van at 200 North and 500 West. He ran off, but police were able to catch up to him, the probable cause statement indicates. He allegedly had more than $4,000 in cash on him when he was arrested.
Other officers continue to pursue Allen. They were able to stop her vehicle a short distance away on 200 North. She allegedly had more than $2,000 in cash with her, as well as small amounts of cocaine, marijuana and spice.
She allegedly admitted that she and Laster had been involved in check frauds across the nation from Florida to Utah. She also allegedly told police the two had burgled mailboxes, vehicles and residences along the way.
The check Allen allegedly tried to cash was reported stolen out of Riverton.