A Booneville pair was recently arrested for stealing and producing counterfeit checks along with other charges.
From Booneville PD:
On November 6, 2021, a citizen filed a report with our agency stating three suspects attempted to pass a stolen check from their personal checking account. After the complainant was notified of the fraud by the bank, they discovered more were missing.
Investigation conducted by our Criminal Investigation Division identified the suspects and two arrest warrants were issued.
On December 6, 2021, our Patrol Division located and arrested David Wayne Cartwright Jr., 37 of Booneville. He was charged with one count of attempting to utter a forged instrument. His bond was set at $10,000.00.
On December 7, 2021, our Patrol Division located and arrested Elizabeth Ruth Tennyson, 30 of Booneville. At the time of her arrest, she was found to be in possession of numerous counterfeit checks as well as the equipment and materials to produce counterfeit checks. She was also found to be in possession of a felony amount of methamphetamine.
She was initially charged with one count of attempting to utter a forged instrument, ten counts of fraudulently obtaining goods, and one count of felony possession of methamphetamine. Her bond was set at $50,000.00.
Investigation into the items seized at the time of Ms. Tennyson’s arrest has linked her to multiple other suspects and jurisdictions where other acts or attempted acts occurred. The third suspect was cleared of any criminal charges.
This investigation is still ongoing with more arrests anticipated. If anyone has any information regarding this case, we request they contact our agency at (662) 728-5611 or our anonymous tip line at (662) 728-1230. Tips can also be submitted to NE MS Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestoppersnems.com.