Woman faces account fraud charges after attempting to use bad checks

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 16, 2013 

Lavonya Daniels

A woman faced four counts of deposit account fraud during a Recorder's Court hearing Friday after she was accused of using forged and fraudulent checks at the Navy Federal Credit Union on Whittlesey Boulevard.

Lavonya Daniels, 35, faced four counts of deposit account fraud and two counts of forgery during a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing. Her case was heard by Judge Michael Cielinski.

An officer told the court that on Wednesday at about 1:20 p.m., he was called to Navy Federal Credit Union in reference to someone attempting to use forged checks. When he arrived, he was told by employees that Daniels attempted to cash two checks that were forged. It was also discovered that she had written four bad checks recently.

The amount of money Daniels attempted to receive through the forged checks and attempted to pay through the fraudulent checks was not available.

Cielinski told the court that Daniels had 24 prior guilty pleas to previous deposit account fraud charges. She had also bonded out of jail on four of those offenses, at a bond amount of $40,000.

Cielinski doubled the bond amount set on each deposit account fraud charges.

"Maybe doubling the amount will keep her from repeating the same offense when she gets out of jail," Cielinski said. "Something's got to keep her from doing. I certainly don't know what will.

Daniels bond was set at $90,000. Her case will be forwarded to Muscogee County Superior Court.

In a Nov. 20, 2012 mugshot gallery, Daniels was pictured after she was charged with identity theft fraud and theft by deception.

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