Friday, February 22, 2013
Maryland Heights Police say Crystal Callahan, a St. Charles-area woman, forged and cashed at least five checks at a Creve Coeur bank.
A St. Charles-area woman faces criminal charges after forging another person’s names to checks. Crystal Callahan, 33, of the 2000 block of St. Andrews Drive in St. Charles County, was charged Jan. 31 with forgery. Maryland Heights Police said Callahan signed the name of a Maryland Heights resident to five or six checks and cashed them at the U.S. Bank branch at 11655 Olive Blvd., in Creve Coeur between May 6 and May 11 in 2011. Callahan was being held in St. Louis County jail Thursday after a warrant was served Wednesday. Bail was set at $25,000. For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the following articles:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The woman handed a teller a note demanding money and indicating she had a weapon.
A North County woman was charged with robbing the US Bank inside the Schnucks store at the Dorsett Village shopping center in Maryland Heights. Latonya M. Jones, 28, of the 6000 block of Shillington Drive in Berkeley, was charged Monday with first-degree robbery. Maryland Heights Police said Jones walked into the bank Nov. 5 and handed the teller a note demanding money and saying she had a weapon. The incident was recorded by video surveillance cameras. Jones was being held in St. Louis County jail on Tuesday. Bail was set at $100,000, cash only. For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the following articles:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Consumer credit counseling agency says to look before leaping into high interest loans offered by banks or payday loan establishments.
Several St. Louis area banks are getting into the payday loan business, including U.S. Bank, Regions Bank and Fifth Third Bank, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. There's a US Bank outlet in the Schnucks market on Dorsett Road, and there's a Regions Bank at 12470 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur. The banks require that the person taking out the loan has a checking account with them, has direct deposit and automatic withdrawal for the loan, said Thomas Fox, community outreach director for Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp., a nonprofit agency. The banks are competing with storefront payday loan and check cashing services, charging somewhat lower rates. They charge an upfront fee for a small loan of $100 to $500, which usually is scheduled …