Kiana Mayes, 22, of the 3000 block of Polk Street, Chicago, was charged with Class 4 Felony Forgery after she tried to cash a check for $4,960 at a retail store in the 8500 block of Golf Road on Aug. 2 at 4:30 p.m., according to the police report.
When police arrived, employees directed them to two women who were running through the parking lot towards a waiting vehicle. One officer apprehended Mayes; the other woman fled in the vehicle, the report indicated.
Mayes had presented a check from "Consulting Services Ltd." to a customer service representative at the business, the report said, and the customer service rep did not have enough cash on hand, and called a service manager to bring more money. The manager noticed the check matched another check which had been cashed minutes earlier; that the endorser's signature had bled through the paper and it had no watermarks. The manager called the phone number listed on the check and found it was for a cellular phone number and not a business landline.
Police took Mayes to the Niles police station for processing and said she began to confess during the trip. A Cook County state's attorney approved one count of felony forgery. Mayes' court date is Aug. 23 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts.
Man charged with DUI, cited for carrying alcohol in car
Luis Matienzo, 55, of the 4900 block of North Avers Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Aug. 4 at just after 1:20 a.m. Police observed him driving 59 mph in the 7800 block of Dempster Street, they said, and the officer reported he could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath. The report indicated there was an open bottle of cold beer on the vehicle's center console. Matienzo showed impairment on standard field sobriety tests. His court date is Aug. 23 in Skokie; he was also cited for speeding and open alcohol.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.