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Mount Pleasant police say a 50-year-old woman forged checks totalling $660 to pay for crack cocaine.

Cynthia Ammerman, of Mount Pleasant had her initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court adjourned until April 30 so she could get a lawyer. She is facing seven felony counts of forgery. If convicted, she faces up to 42 years in prison and/or up to $70,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, a man contacted police in February saying he believed Ammerman took some of his personal checks and forged his signature to cash them at Johnson Bank in the 6700 block of Washington Avenue. Investigators contacted bank security, and they confirmed that Ammerman cashed seven checks over a period of several weeks

  • December 4, 2014: $100
  • January 5, 2015: $200
  • January 6, 2015: $150
  • January 10, 2015: $60
  • January 12, 2015: $75
  • January 8, 2015: $100
  • January 9, 2015: $75

Police say when they spoke to Ammerman she admitted to stealing, writing and cashing the checks so she could repay her crack cocaine dealer.