Decatur woman arrested following multiple theft reports
DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A months-long investigation in Decatur led to an arrest Wednesday, October 20.
During September and October, Decatur Police received multiple theft reports.
Alleged theft victims told police they were approached by a woman, later identified as 43-year-old Maria Leigh Chatman.
According to police, Chatman convinced the victims to help her cash a check drawn from her account. Police say the victims proceeded to cash the check through their accounts and provided her with the money. The checks were later returned for non-sufficient funds.
During the investigation, four warrants were obtained for Chatman’s arrest for third-degree theft of property.
Chatman was arrested October 20 and booked into the Morgan County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
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