MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. (AP) - A woman accused of going on a shopping spree by forging checks from a stolen pocketbook wasn't entirely fiscally irresponsible, police said.
After all, they said, she wrote each transaction in the checkbook register.
"I guess she wanted to make sure she didn't bounce any of the victim's checks," Mount Carmel officer Will Mullins said.
Police charged Debra Janan Goins with felony theft and burglary.
Goins, 39, told police she stole a purse containing the checkbook from an unoccupied car parked at an elementary school. She was arrested last week when an officer stopped her car and found the stolen purse, as well as several department-store shopping bags.
The stores never asked her for identification, Mullins said.
Accused checkbook thief acts responsibly
Published: Tue Mar 02, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:54 p.m.