Fake check in Alpharetta lands mom in jail

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A woman was arrested Aug. 3 after allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent check.

According to police, Diamond Yakia Wyatt, 20, of Atlanta entered the Bank of America branch on Windward Parkway with her infant child in tow and handed over a check for $847.50. Employees called police after the check returned from a flagged account where known fake checks were circulating.

Wyatt was confronted by police. She told them she was picked up by three men in a car and given the check. After the check was cashed, she would be picked up and taken home.

Wyatt was charged with fourth degree forgery.

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