Crime

Alleged Paso Robles check forger who shopped at Lowe’s arrested

Kathleen Bartley
Kathleen Bartley Courtesy of Paso Robles Police Department

Paso Robles police took into custody Tuesday a woman suspected to be involved in a string of March check forgeries.

Kathleen Bartley, 56, of Paso Robles turned herself into police on Tuesday morning, according to a Paso Robles Police Department news release. She was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of forgery, burglary and identity theft.

Bartley allegedly used a counterfeit check on March 23 to purchase about $200 worth of items at a Paso Robles Lowe’s home improvement store.

She’s also believed to have passed three other counterfeit checks on March 29 and March 30 at a Target store, where she allegedly purchased more than $600 in goods.

All transactions were captured on the stores’ surveillance cameras.

Bartley was being held in jail on $40,000 bond as of Wednesday afternoon.

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