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.