IN COURT: Alleged forgery accomplice pleads not guilty

COLUMBIA CITY— 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 Scoggins’ 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 victim’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.To read the rest of this story, see the Oct. 21 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.