Police on Tuesday released information about the July 30 arrest of Paula Munoz, 44, for forgery of a financial instrument. Odessa police said she cashed the checks of a dead man.
Munoz was already wanted. Officers noticed her in the 4400 block of Conley Avenue. Even though she gave a false name, officers were able to positively identify her.
Back on May 18, police were called about a forgery where a woman had cashed three fraudulent checks totaling $1,639. Those checks belonged to a deceased man for whom Munos was previously the caretaker, according to a written statement from police. That led to a warrant for the arrest of Munoz.
Police arrested her for false identification, and three counts of forgery of a financial instrument.
(yourbasin.com contributed to this report.)