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.