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Jonesboro woman charged with forgery, fraud

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

A Clayton County woman was jailed in Henry County for allegedly forging a check at a local bank, and making numerous purchases in the victim's name.

Amy Marie Johnson, 31, of Jonesboro, is charged with forgery in the first degree, and financial transaction card fraud.

She was being held in the Henry County Jail Wednesday, on $10,000 bond.

Johnson appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court, represented by the Public Defender's Office, and waived her right to a preliminary hearing on the charges against her. Judge Robert Godwin bound her charges over to Superior Court.

The initial incident for which Johnson is charged, allegedly occurred March 19 at the First State Bank, located at 1810 Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge. An arrest warrant for Johnson, obtained by Henry County Police on Monday, states that she committed several frauds using the victim's debit card from the bank.

"The accused did at least 14 times [make] ... money withdrawals from ATM machines, and ... assorted purchases throughout Henry County," the warrant states.

Johnson, the warrant continues, produced a $40 check at the bank, with the intent to defraud the victim.

The suspect was apprehended by the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, and taken to the Henry County Jail, according to jail records.

Additional details regarding the case were not available from Henry Police Wednesday.