Warrants issued in check forgery caseJuly 30, 2021 | Courts
NEWKIRK — Warrants are for issued for Johnathan Wade Brasher, 28, Tonkawa, Alex B. Foreman, 22, Ponca City, Ashley Nicole Smith, 19, and Kaylyn Aelene Young, 32, Ponca City, by the Kay County District Court.
All are wanted on felony charges of conspiracy and second degree forgery.
Ponca City police report the four are accused of conspiring to cash checks allegedly found and taken out of a vehicle by Young.
Ponca City police report that a citizen contacted police on May 18 and reported fraudulent transactions on a checking account belonging to an elderly subject and a deceased subject. The citizen told police the checks were cashed by someone using the deceased’s name.
Police report that two of the checks were cashed by a subject claiming to be Brasher. One at Check Into Cash and a second one cashed at RCB Bank.
Police viewed video footage from the bank and report a male is shown driving a blue vehicle with an unidentified female passenger.
Officers contacted Brasher. He reportedly told police he was contacted by Kaylyn Young at Osage Casino.
She allegedly showed him a checkbook that she found in a vehicle. Brasher claims that Young told him if he would cash some of the checks they would split the money.
He reportedly admitted to police that he cashed two checks.
Brasher claims that a third check was given to Smith and that she cashed the check at a location on Highland.
Police made contact with Young on May 23 at the Kay County Detention Center, where she was being held on unrelated charges.
She reportedly told police she saw a vehicle near the casino with a for sale sign on it. Young claims she looked inside the car, found a check book and took it. She reportedly admitted to approaching Brasher and Alex Foreman with the check book.
She reportedly admitted to being with Brasher when he cashed two checks and that she was with Foreman who allegedly cashed a check at RCB Bank on 2nd Street.
She claims she does not know Smith and was not with her when she allegedly cashed a check.
Bond for Brasher, Foreman, and Smith is endorsed at $2,500.
Smith is also charged with a felony count of unauthorized use of a vehicle filed on June 29. Bond in that case is endorsed at $5,000.
Bond for Young is endorsed at $10,000.
Young was charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, and forgery in 2019. She was convicted on the charges on Oct. 5, 2020 and sentenced to a seven year deferred prison sentence. On June 15 she was charged with misdemeanor drug charges and later released on an own recognizance bond.