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Taylorsville woman indicted for bank fraud, identity theft

Published: Monday, Aug. 3 2015 6:28 p.m. MDT

TAYLORSVILLE — A Taylorsville woman faces a 16-count indictment for alleged fraud and identity theft.

A federal warrant was issued for Alisha Turnbow, 32, who was taken into state custody. She is accused of attempting to cash fraudulently signed checks or make withdrawals from accounts belonging to other people.

She faces 12 counts of bank fraud and four counts of aggravated identity theft. Each count of bank fraud carries a potential maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

Turnbow attempted 12 transactions at three different banks between Jan. 14 and Feb. 8, according to the indictment. The transactions ranged between $900 and $2,600, and Turnbow is accused of using of using identifying documents stolen from four people in her attempts.

Turnbow is accused of taking $13,080, and had $1,900 cash on hand when she was arrested, charges state.

— McKenzie Romero

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