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Neace arrested on 28 counts

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Neace arrested on 28 counts

By Nancy Bright, TYPESETTER

 Heather Nicole Neace was arrested on Jan. 16 after allegedly stealing a check book from a residence in Coolidge. She was also charged with taking $1,100 worth of property from a car, including identification, according to Detective Brandon Elkins of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

On Nov. 7 Officer Jaymi Sammons of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department met with an individual who said her purse had been taken from her vehicle while parked at a friend’s house. The victim said that Neace was at the house, went outside and never came back inside. Sometime later another individual went outside and noticed the victim’s car door was open. Sammons obtained a description of Neace’s vehicle but was unable to locate her or the vehicle at the time the statement was filed, according to the report. In a second report from the sheriff’s department Deputy Dustin Hatfield spoke with a second victim who said they had attempted to purchase an item from a local store using their debit card only to find out that the card would not work. When the individual made contact with their bank about the incident they found out that checks had been written and put the account in the negative, according to the report. The incidents were investigated by Elkins who discovered that Neace wrote nine checks from the checking account of the second victim totaling approximately $800. Neace, 24, 267 Saw Mill Circle, Jacksboro is charged with nine counts of forgery, nine counts of theft under $500, nine counts criminal impersonation and theft over $1,000.