The following is a Press Release from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office:
Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office announces the arrest of Hope Sereal, 42, of Leesville.
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of forgery from a local resident. The resident advised that Hope Sereal presented and cashed a check at a local bank that was made payable to him. The check was returned to the bank at which time the individual was notified that the check had be returned unpaid and was deducted from his account.
Upon further investigation it was discovered that numerous checks were written from a third party's account by Hope Sereal. The owner of the account also filed a report regarding the fact that all suspect checks were written without her knowledge or permission.