Public Safety

Cedar Rapids woman accused of stealing car, forging checks

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 36-year-old Cedar Rapids woman was arrested Wednesday on charges in connection with a stolen vehicle and forged checks.

Ashlee M. Parrott is charged with first-degree theft and two counts of forgery, both felonies, according to the criminal complaint.

The charges, deputies said, stem from incidents April 24 and May 12.

Parrott was captured on video surveillance April 24 depositing a forged check for $975 into an account at Fairfax Savings Bank, 2800 Wiley Blvd. SW in Cedar Rapids, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 12, a man reported his 2014 Hyundai Tucson had been stolen from the 4400 block of Nursery Road in Cedar Rapids.

Inside the vehicle were several checks belonging to the car’s owner. Investigators said Parrott forged and cashed them at a Hy-Vee store.

The complaint states Parrott was captured on video surveillance pumping gas into the stolen vehicle.

Court records indicate two warrants were issued for Parrott’s arrest — one June 5 and another June 12. Jail records show she was taken into custody Wednesday and has been released.

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