A woman was arrested outside a Casper bank after trying to cash a stolen check Monday.

Theresa Kay Fullerton was arrested on recommended charges of possession of forged writing, identity theft, check fraud, interference with a peace officer and forgery.

According to an arrest affidavit, Casper police were called to Reliant Federal Credit Union at 4:30 p.m. for a report of a woman trying to cash a $1,000 check.

A bank teller told police she was working the teller's position when Fullerton came in to borrow a pen. Fullerton then attempted to cash the stolen check in the drive-through window, but the teller said she needed to come inside.

The teller then called the check's owner, who said she did not write any checks to Fullerton.

Police arrived a few minutes later and ran after Fullerton who left the bank. After a short foot chase, a police officer was able to catch up to Fullerton and, according to the affidavit, "at that point, the fight was on."

It took multiple police officers to get Fullerton into handcuffs. When police searched Fullerton, they found a forged Wyoming driver's license with her picture, but someone else's name.

Fullerton was transported to the Casper Police Department for an interview. When speaking with police, she said stole the blank check and ID from a Casper home. She then placed her picture over the ID and photocopied it to make it look real.

Before going to the bank, Fullerton unsuccessfully attempted to pass the checks at Target and Best Buy. She was able to buy products at another store, however.

Fullerton said she's spent time in prison for identity theft and similar "paper crimes" to the ones she is alleged to have committed on Monday.

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