Bad check charges levied against theft by deception suspect | Crime
SELMA, AL (WSFA) - Additional charges keep rolling in against a woman arrested last month for allegedly trying to sell an elderly woman's car and home out from under her.
According to the Selma Police Department, Dorita Lynn West has been charged with an additional theft of property first degree act after a representative from a local banking institution contacted police regarding four bad checks cashed at their business. Those checks were allegedly signed by West.
The total amount for the checks was more than $4,000. Police say those checks were written from a "worthless account." They were dated November of 2009, December of 2009 and January of 2010.
West has been held in the Dallas County Jail since her intial arrest on June 18. She was charged with two counts of first degree theft of property (swindle) and was held without bond due to a probation violation.
After news of West's arrest broke, additional victims stepped forward resulting in an additional first degree theft of property charge as well as four counts of second degree theft of property.
West remains on a probation hold at the Dallas County Jail.
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