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Easton woman facing check forgery charges

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Nov 06 2013 03:30:02 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 06 2013 04:06:23 PM CST

LOWER NAZARETH TWP., Pa. -

A woman is facing charges for cashing two forged checks at a Walmart two years ago, officials said.

Tyesha M. Holmes cashed one forged check for $489.23 and another for $400 at the Walmart store at 3722 Easton Nazareth Highway, Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County, on Dec. 26, 2011, officials said.

The checks, cashed minutes apart, were made out to Holmes and had the forged signature of Thomas Mesko, officials noted.

Holmes got the checks from Alexander Cedano, who told police on May 29, 2012, that he had given them to Holmes, officials said.

Cedano wrote a total of 33 forged checks against the bank account of Mesko Spotting Service, Inc., a company specializing in trailer spotting and yard management, officials said.

Cedano was a former employee of Mesko Spotting Service and he lived on Easton's South Side, where most of the forged checks were cashed, officials said.

Holmes, 40, of the 100 block of Reese Street in Easton, was arraigned early Wednesday afternoon on charges of forgery, theft by deception, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy and released on $25,000 unsecured bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 15.