Several people have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of forgery after reportedly stealing checks from a Conyers business.
Tiffany Hewell, 30, is charged with 192 counts of forgery (92 felony counts and 100 misdemeanor counts). She worked in the accounting department of Crowne Community Homes of Conyers when her employer became aware of missing checks mid-February and conducted an audit.
According to a press release from the Covington Police Department, the company realized they were missing $255,139.43 in funds. When questioned by her employers, Hewell reportedly left the business and later sent a message apologizing for her involvement.
All checks were cashed in Covington at the Big EZ on Washington Street. CPD Lt. Paul Dailey began an investigation and found that between February 2011 and February 2013, Hewell and nine other associates cashed checks at that location. The associates would keep a portion of the money and return the majority of the funds to Hewell.
Along with Hewell, who faces the most counts, the following have been arrested and charged as listed:
- Darrell McKibben, 49. Charged with 37 felony counts of forgery and 31 misdemeanor counts of forgery.
- Barry Johnson, 42. Covington charged with 22 felony counts of forgery and 28 misdemeanor counts of forgery
The following people have outstanding warrants on the charges listed:
- Crystal Thrasher, 28, 11 felony counts of forgery and 23 misdemeanor counts of forgery.
- Wilson Lamar Price, 38, 22 counts of felony forgery and one count of misdemeanor forgery.
- Timothy Sims, 40, seven counts of misdemeanor forgery.
- Darrick Howard, 38, three counts of misdemeanor forgery.
- Jason Myers, 41, three counts of misdemeanor forgery.
- Shalter Lashawn Rogers, 30, two counts of misdemeanor forgery.
- Antonio Howard, 33, two counts of misdemeanor forgery.
The CPD is working closely with Conyers Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.