Women plead not guilty to forging money orders

Judge issues warrant for 2 other women after they skip court Friday

By Lindsey Erdody Published:

Two women have pleaded not guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to charges of using a website to print fake U.S. Postal Service money orders.

Tobi Riley, 24, and Stephanie Walters, 32, both of Frankfort, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of first-degree forgery and theft by deception.

The duo allegedly opened bank accounts and deposited the money orders. Walters overdrew from the account, which led to the charges.

Riley also faces six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument on another case involving two Lawrenceburg women.

Riley, along with 24-year-old Savannah Mathis and 25-year-old Robin Herrell, used a stolen checkbook and fake money orders to steal money to buy drugs, according to records of the case.

Mathis and Herrell did not show up Friday as scheduled. Judge Thomas Wingate issued a bench warrant for them.

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