Suspect Arrested Charged With 50 Counts Of Possession Of A Forged Instrument

By  | June 12, 2018 | Filed under: News

Carnley Melton

FLORENCE-The Florence Police Department issued a follow-up on the arrest of a suspect who has been charged with50 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Forged Instrument and theft 1st for 3 counts:

“Carnley Melton was arrested on Monday, June 11. Melton’s arrests comes following an investigation which began in August of 2017.

At that time a local builder, who employed Melton, noticed inconsistencies in expenditures within the business and contacted police. Detectives opened an investigation into the case and found evidence that Melton had written checks from the business account without permission. The total of the checks was over $16,000 dollars.

Upon conclusion of the investigations warrants were issued and the case was heard by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury who returned an indictment against Melton. She was arrested yesterday without incident and charged with 50 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Forged Instrument and 3 counts of Theft 1st.

She was transported to the Lauderdale County Detention Center where she posted bond in the amount of $90,000. Her trial date has not been set.”

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