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New York Woman Held on Charges of Using Counterfeit Traveler's Check at Home Depot

The fraud attempt has become a problem for that retailer, according to police.

A New York woman was arrested Thursday night in connection with an attempt to pass a counterfeit traveler's check at the Home Depot store in Enfield. Home Depot has reported similar situations in other locations recently, including Manchester, the deputy chief said.

Ashley L. Carson, 28, of Brooklyn, NY, was charged with first-degree forgery, forgery of symbols and criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny. She was held in lieu of $10,000 bond, and was arraigned Friday in Enfield Superior Court.

Around 9:30 p.m., Carson attempted to buy power tools and other items with a $100 traveler's check. The clerk said "it didn't look and feel right," Deputy Police Chief Gary Collins said.

An extra-duty police officer working at the store also had suspicion about the check, and detectives determined it was in fact counterfeit, Collins said.

Carson was found to be in possession of a total of seven fake checks, each in the amount of $100, Collins said.

Carson is scheduled to return to court Nov. 8.

John October 28, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Many of the large retailers are getting ripped off , the merchandise gets sold on ebay or craigs list or returned for a store credit in the form of a gift card that gets sold on line for less than face value .

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