Downstate woman charged in Kalkaska business theft


KALKASKA — Troopers unwound a lengthy investigation and found a downstate woman counterfeited and illegally cashed more than $2,000 worth of a Kalkaska business' checks last year.

Reports of bad checks led Michigan State Police troopers from the Houghton Lake post to investigate the situation in August 2017. A Kalkaska Screw Products official told troopers that someone counterfeited and cashed some of the business' checks totaling more than $2,500 at a downstate venue, according to reports.

Business employees used Facebook to identify a possible suspect. Troopers followed by collecting bank records and surveillance video that confirmed the suspected crimes occurred in Macomb County. They sent a report to Macomb County prosecutors seeking uttering and publishing charges.

Prosecutors issued a warrant for Carley Clark, 23, of Sterling Heights. Reports show troopers arrested her Nov. 28. and she appeared for an arraignment hearing in Macomb County district court the same day.

Staff writer