PB woman accused of using fake check

A Pine Bluff woman is accused of using a fake check to pay for gas and an oil change on June 26.

Aquanetta Collins, 29, used the check to pay for gas for two cars and one oil change at the Exxon gas station at Hazel Street and 29th Avenue, according to an affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Detective Steven Rucker. The amount came to $197.55.

The check came back as being from an account that did not exist, according to the affidavit. When police questioned Collins, she allegedly said she made the check with a program she bought at an office supply store and paid for the services knowing the check was bad.

According to records in the prosecuting attorney’s office, Collins has a history of writing bad checks and also goes by the last names Joyner and Thurman.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Monday that prosecutors have probable cause to charge Collins with second-degree forgery and set a $10,000 bond for her.