Florida woman busted for bad checks

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Pensacola, Fla., woman was arrested over the holiday weekend for a dozen counts of bad checks.

Max Smith, investigator for the District Attorney’s office, said LaKeshia Suggs, 36, entered a merchant’s store and attempted to pass off a check.

“The merchant gave me a call and told me what she was trying to do,” he said. “When I got there, the merchant pointed her out to me and I placed her under arrest.”

Smith said this was not the first time she had written a bad check at the store, and  this wasn’t the first time law enforcement officers had an encounter with Suggs.

“She’s been running around town writing these,” he said. “She came into town and wrote some (bad) checks last year, but she ran back to Pensacola. We didn’t know where to look for her, but she came back.”

The DA’s worthless check unit warned business owners of Suggs and another woman on Dec. 21 via Facebook, saying they were passing off checks that were no good.

Suggs was charged with 12 counts of negotiating a worthless instrument and was held on a $36,000 bond. She made bond on Friday.