Little Rock woman arrested on forgery charges

An off-duty police officer working security at a grocery store Friday arrested a Little Rock woman after she attempted to cash a forged check.

Blair Sims, 20, had previously cashed two forced checks at the same store, Detective Bill Wiegand reported in a probable cause affidavit.

Wiegand said Sgt. Derric Neal was working at Brookshire’s on East Harding Avenue when Sims attempted to cash a $593.08 check on the account of Child Care Management LLC. The check had been made out to cash.

During the initial investigation, police learned that Sims had cashed a $570.60 check on the account of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and a second check for $410.33 on the account of Allied Food Services.

Wiegand reported that when Sims was questioned, she said she had been given the checks by a person she called “Teddy B” in Little Rock and came to Pine Bluff to cash them.

Sims also claimed that out of the $980.93 she had received for cashing the checks, she gave all of it but $200 to “Teddy B.”

A $10,000 bond was set for Sims on three counts of forgery and one count of theft of property, and she was told to come back to court Dec. 18.

Sims, who had no prior convictions or pending charges, said she would hire her own attorney.