- Special Sections
COLUMBIA CITYâ€” A woman accused of working with another to commit forgery and theft pleaded not guilty Oct. 14.
Rebecka L. Scoggins, 37, was charged with two counts of forgery and two of theft.
Case reports indicate that Scogginsâ€™ boyfriend, Scott Mahood, and herself allegedly cashed checks that did not belong to them at 1st Source Bank locations throughout Northeast Indiana.
Mahood and Scoggins were arrested in Warsaw. At the time, Scoggins had a blonde wig on in an attempt to resemble the person to whom the checks and identity belonged.
The victimâ€™s purse was reported stolen, and checks were found inside. Some of the victims that had checks missing reported them stolen from cars.
Mahood and Scoggins allegedly cashed two checks in Columbia City, as well as cashing checks in Fort Wayne and attempting to in Warsaw before their arrest.
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