Women accused of stealing cash, writing fraudulent checks

Briggitte R. Reed (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Briggitte R. Reed (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Nikki J. Reed (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Nikki J. Reed (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Two Lake Charles women are accused of forgery and theft, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said 50-year-old Briggitte R. Reed and 36-year-old Nikki J. Reed were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on seven counts of forgery and one count of theft under $500.

The women are accused of stealing cash from a woman's purse. They are also accused of writing fraudulent checks on the woman's bank account.

Authorities said surveillance video captured the two women cashing the forged checks.

Bonds are set at $4,500 each.

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