Russells Point woman charged with six counts of forgery

A Russells Point woman was charged with six counts of forgery Tuesday.

Initially, deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office were called to My Love of Care Home Health Care Services in Quincy to investigate a complaint of passing bad checks on Monday, February 6.

Gail Dodds, the business owner, told authorities a former employee, Nattilee Murphy, 34, had taken six checks from the business and cashed them since October of 2022.

Dodds stated she believed Murphy entered the business through an unlocked window and took the checks.

The checks were made out to Murphy and she used Dodds’ signature stamp and were cashed at Check Smart in Bellefontaine.

Dodds told deputies Murphy did not have access or permission to cash the checks.

The checks totaled up to $1,587.48.

Dodds also informed authorities she had lent her vehicle to Murphy to use and when she found out about the checks, she asked for her vehicle back and Murphy refused.

On Tuesday, February 14th, Bellefontaine Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office saying they had located Murphy and the vehicle she was driving in the 100 block of South Springhill Street.

Deputies arrived on the scene and placed Murphy under arrest for forgery and theft.

She was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

Murphy confessed to cashing the checks but stated Dodds had given her permission.

Murphy was charged with six counts of forgery, theft, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.