Parolee accused of forgery

A Pine Bluff woman who prosecutors say has a long history of forgeries and thefts was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly altered a check she had been given by a business.

Tamar Tyler, 34, has “35 prior forgery charges” and is on parole, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Tyler on Friday.

Detective Marsha Oliver said in a probable cause affidavit that the owner of the business, located at The Pines mall, came to the Detective Office on April 24 to report the forgery.

The man said he paid Tyler $100 to purchase three cell phones, but when he checked with his bank, he found that the dollar amount of the check had been increased to $2,100, Kizer said.

Oliver said in the affidavit that when Tyler was arrested, she told officers another person changed the check amount, but that she knew it had been changed.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Tyler after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with forgery and theft of property.

Tyler said she would hire her own attorney and was told to come back to court June 14.