Check theft and forgery lands woman in jail

Stacy Carter, 25, charged with three counts of forgery

A Sullivan County woman has learned the hard way that signing checks that don't belong to you can land you in the slammer.

Stacy Carter, 25, of Green Castle, Mo., is sitting in jail, charged with three counts of forgery.

According to court papers, Carter stole checks from another Sullivan County resident and used them at several businesses in Kirksville. The total dollar amount of the forged checks was over $1200.

Carter is being held in the Adair County Jail under $25,000 cash only bond.