Dawnelle Engleman Pleads Not Guilty To Forgery Charges
A Casper woman is accused of going on a spending spree, with someone else's money.
Forty year old Dawnelle Engleman has pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of forgery, one count of conspiracy to commit forgery and one count of obtaining goods by false pretenses.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in October, the victim alerted police that her checking account had been depleted of almost $5,000 in less than one month and upon review, she found a number of checks that she did not write.
She suspected two people could have done what was done, because they had stayed at her residence in the past and had access to her checkbook.
Those two ended up being Engleman and Donald Raines.
The majority of the checks were written at both Casper Wal-Marts, and upon reviewing security camera footage and receipts, police say Engleman was the one signing the checks with the victim's name and sometimes, Engleman was identified because she had a cast on her arm.
Many times after purchasing high dollar items, Raines would then return the item with receipt, almost immediately to the other Wal-Mart store and receive cash.
When interviewed by police, Engleman said she didn't write any of the checks, because she didn't have a checking account.
She also denied being the female in a number of security camera photos, but did acknowledge that the female wearing a cast was her.
She added that a few transactions that she made were authorized by the victim, but the victim told investigators she never gave anyone permission.
Engleman is being held on $7,500 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to 10 years in prison on each charge, if convicted.