Pine Bluff woman arrested on forgery charge Saturday

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Saturday after she reportedly attempted to cash a check that the account holder said was stolen.

Kimberly Williams-Moore, 36, was taken into custody after police found her a short distance from the Shell Service Station at 6708 Sulphur Springs Road, where she had tried to cash the check.

Detective Jerry Lambert reported that the manager of the store said Williams-Moore had cashed checks there before but the victim had told store personnel that Williams-Moore had stolen checks from him and the manager refused to cash the check Saturday.

Lambert reported that officers saw Williams-Moore nearby and when they tried to arrest her, she ran toward a wooded area but was unable to get to it because the area was surrounded by barbed wire.

Williams-Moore also had to be forcibly handcuffed after she refused to comply with officers’ instructions to put her hands behind her back.

Records at the prosecutor’s office indicated that Williams-Moore had prior felony convictions dating back to 1997 on charges including burglary, forgery and theft of property.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Williams-Moore after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with forgery.

Williams-Moore said she would hire her own attorney.