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Cheyenne woman arrested for forgery, interference with police

(Photo by Stephanie Lam / Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A woman was arrested Monday, June 10 after attempting to cash a fraudulent check at First Interstate Bank. Officer Wellman responded to the call around 5:23 p.m., which led to the arrest of Crystal Dawn Crabtree, 43, a transient resident of Cheyenne.

The police received a report about a suspect trying to cash a fake check for $2,069.96. Bank staff contacted the issuing individual, who confirmed the check was unauthorized. Officer Wellman arrived at the bank’s drive-through and found Crabtree, who initially identified herself as Ashley Barton, wearing a blonde wig and a white sweatshirt, according to booking sheets.

Upon further investigation, Crabtree’s real identity was discovered at the jail. She had an active city warrant for failure to appear on charges of interference and shoplifting. Judge Moran issued the warrant on Sept. 21, 2015.

Crabtree was charged with interference with a peace officer, forgery and failure to appear. No injuries occurred during the arrest, and Crabtree was taken to the Laramie County Detention Center without incident.

Crabtree’s next court appearance will be a preliminary hearing on June 17. She was set a $2,000 cash bond.