Village police said they had to tackle a Palm Springs women to the ground to detain her after she tried to cash a check that didn’t belong to her.
Alisha Emond, 24, was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of uttering a forged instrument and escaping a police officer. She was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on $3,000 bond.
An employee with the Check Cashing Store on Forest Hill Boulevard, east of Military Trail, called police when Emond tried to cash a $150 check that didn’t belong to her. The employee contacted the owner of the check, who said she didn’t write it, but that her car had been burglarized a few days ago and her checkbook was missing.
When confronted about the check, Emond told police it was given to her as payment for landscaping work. She said she had signed the back of it but had not written the name on the front.
After the police put her in handcuffs, she got one arm free from the cuffs and began to run. An officer tackled her to the ground and put a second pair of handcuffs on her, the affidavit said. She was also charged with escape.
Emond does not have a criminal history in Palm Beach County, court records show.