ARREST: Michelle Marie Wainwright, 44, of Kingman

Posted Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michelle Marie Wainwright, 44, of Kingman, early Tuesday (10/10) afternoon for forgery and fraudulent schemes/artifices, felonies, and a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.  At about 11:10 a.m., deputies responded to an incident in the 3600 block of Butler Avenue.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party.  The reporting party said that she and Wainwright, a friend, were cleaning her landlord’s residence in Dolan Springs recently and she was informed by her landlord that someone tried cashing a $950 check against his bank account.  The reporting party further said that learned from her landlord’s bank that Michelle tried cashing the check.  Deputies contacted the landlord.  The landlord said that he was recently contacted by his bank inquiring about him issuing a $950 check and he told his bank that he did not authorize the check.  The landlord further said that he keeps his checks at his residence in Dolan Springs.  Deputies contacted Michelle Wainwright at the 3600 block of Butler Avenue.  Wainwright said that she was helping her friend clean a house in Dolan Springs and she saw a check made out for $950 dollars but made out to nobody. Wainwright further said that she thought it was her payment for cleaning the house.  Deputies contacted the bank and confirmed it was Wainwright who tried to cash the check.  Wainwright was taken into custody without incident.  A records check showed Wainwright to have an active warrant.  She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

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