Woman Arrested on Fraud Charges After Cashing Check

A woman is accused of stealing a check and cashing it in Vero Beach, Florida.
A woman is accused of stealing a check and cashing it in Vero Beach, Florida.

VERO BEACH – A man called law enforcement after he noticed a check drawn from his account that he did not write, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim stated that the check was made out to Eva Castellanos, of Vero Beach, for $150. He claims that he never wrote the check to Castellanos.

The 21-year-old is accused of stealing a check from the victim’s checkbook and cashing it at the bank.

Deputies spoke with Castellanos at her home in Vero Beach where she denied cashing the check. When deputies showed her a copy of the check, she admitted it was her signature, but continued to deny cashing it.

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Castellanos was arrested and charged with Uttering a Forged Check and transported to the Indian River County Jail.

While being transported, Castellanos begged the deputy to call the victim and tell him she would pay him back, so she didn’t have to go to jail.

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About Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.