A suspect wanted in connection with stealing and forging checks was arrested by Oakdale Police on Friday, Jan 9 when observed in a car on F Street.
At 1:04 p.m., Officer Andy Stever observed Lacy Cheyenne Caporale, 26, of Oakdale travelling on F Street near Langworth Road. According to police, Caporale was wanted in connection with a stolen check that had been forged at Wells Fargo Bank in December
Police reported that Caporale presented a check in the amount of $1,591.85 at Wells Fargo Bank on West F Street on Dec. 17 right before its closing time. Caporale presented identification to the bank teller and swiped an ATM card in the process.
The teller thought the check looked suspicious since it was written in a felt marker and looked like it had been traced over the original characters that had been written.
Prior to cashing the check, the Wells Fargo teller contacted the check account holder and learned that no check had been written to Caporale in that amount but a check had been written and mailed for the account holder’s rent in the amount of $591.85.
When the teller returned, Caporale fled the bank.
Oakdale Police Sergeant Ben Savage was able to do some follow-up investigation and get a positive identification on Caporale as the suspect, advising local police of the probable cause for her arrest.
At the time of the incident, Caporale was out on her own recognizance for a previous methamphetamine arrest with a Jan. 12 court date.
Caporale was booked at Stanislaus County Jail for felony charges of forgery, possession of stolen property, and burglary since she entered the bank with the intent to cash the forged stolen check.