Chicago woman allegedly defrauded Landmark Credit Union out of $11,400 | Crime and courts

MOUNT PLEASANT – A Chicago woman allegedly defrauded Landmark Credit Union out of $11,400.

Tabitha A. Phelps, 45, was charged with four counts of forgery, one count of theft of personal identity for profit and another count of fraud against a financial institution between $10,000 and $100,000.

According to a criminal complaint:

On December 9, a Landmark Credit Union fraud specialist reported that four NSF checks had been cashed at 6219 Washington Ave. Two checks were cashed on November 23 and two others were cashed the following day. Landmark Credit Union suffers a loss of $11,400.

An investigator reviewed still photos and surveillance video to identify the suspect as Phelps.

Phelps is believed to have engaged in similar conduct in West Milwaukee, Greendale and Greenfield. It was learned that she was involved in vehicle thefts in these areas and was able to obtain a check cashing card from the Landmark Credit Union. She used it to make fakes worth $2,500, $2,700, $3,000, and $3,200.

Phelps was given $2,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 9 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., according to online court records.

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