From The Tribune Staff Reports
TRUSSVILLE — A recent traffic stop by the Trussville police resulted in several charges of a Pinson woman for the possession of a forged instrument.
The TPD obtained four warrants through the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office against Gabrielle Chare Woods for Possession of Forged Instrument third degree with a total bond of $10,000. Woods, 32, was arrested and charged with four counts of Possession of Forged Instrument in the third degree.
Just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Trussville Police Department performed a traffic stop on the I-59 South 141 entrance ramp.
The officer reported that he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle during the stop. Officers then performed a probable cause search and discovered five forged checks were found in the vehicle. In addition, a Versacheck/Versacheck Ink Cartridge was located under the passenger seat, inside a mailbag with the suspect’s name and address on it. These ink cartridges are commonly given out when purchasing blank check stock. The box contained instructions for validating checks on a computer.
Two checks were from a Synovus Bank for McSwain Engineering, one check was from the Bank of America for a company called Strauman LLC., and two checks were from Wells Fargo Bank for a company called Commercial A/C Services.