A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a woman who allegedly arranged for forged checks to be deposited in a bank account, then paid people to cash checks on the account.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Tieera Wismon, 26, with three counts of forgery and one count of theft of property.
Deputy Prosecutor Carol Billings said one of the forged checks was for $1,835.17, a second for $1,164.83 and the third was for $2,987.92 and all purported to be paychecks from a local restaurant.
Detective Michael Roberts of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit that Wisemon’s mother allowed her to use the account, and Wisemon allegedly paid a person to go to the Walmart Supercenter and purchase money transfers and money cards with the account. Wisemon also allegedly cashed one of the checks and another person allegedly cashed a second check.
After police learned of the purchases at Walmart, they went to the store and obtained photos of the person who bought the money transfers and money cards, and also a photo of the vehicle the person arrived in.
When that person was interviewed, he allegedly said Wisemon paid him to make the purchases.
Wisemon said she would hire her own attorney.