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Ga. babysitter charged with forging $14,000 in checks

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — A 22-year-old babysitter who worked five days a week for a Columbus family is facing charges she forged $14,200 of checks from her employer.

Melisa Janay Evans has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of first-degree forgery. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports  she was ordered held on a $50,000 bond after a court appearance on Thursday.

Columbus Cpl. Dechon Grant said at a court hearing that Evans' employers realized someone had taken and cashed several of their checks between October and March after examining their bank account. Authorities zeroed in on Evans after watching the bank's security footage.

She could face up to 10 years in prison.

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nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 05/13/12 - 01:19 pm
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I wonder how the judge could
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I wonder how the judge could set the bond at $50,000.00. She only has an extra $14,200.00 right now.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 05/13/12 - 03:21 pm
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they only examine their bank
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they only examine their bank account every 6 months???????

copperhead
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copperhead 05/13/12 - 08:34 pm
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Ain't it amazing how far some

Ain't it amazing how far some people will take wealth redistribution!

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Abbynoll 05/14/12 - 01:53 am
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Just Wow!

See, I want the kind of bank account where you don't miss $14,200.00!

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