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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Arrests Made For Fradulent Traveler's Checks Used At Wrentham Village Outlets

Kannisha Brooks
Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07014

Alisha Fraser
80th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236
On February 11, 2011 police were called to the Wrentham Mall for a report of a woman attempting to pass fraudulent travelers checks.

Sgt. Barrett and Officer Ellis located and arrested Kannisha Brooks, age 27, of
108 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ
. The suspect was first spotted by an alert store employee who recognized her from a previous incident in 2010 when she committed the same offense. At the time of her arrest, police received information about a second suspect who apparently witnessed the arrest and fled the area in a Toyota.

After Ms. Brooks was transported to the Wrentham Police station and bail was set, Ms. Brooks made a telephone call for bail money at which time police waited to see if the second suspect was the person Ms. Brooks called. Within a short time, a Toyota with New York registration plates arrived at the Wrentham Police station. The operator, Alisha Fraser, age 24, of
758 80th Street, Brooklyn, NY
, was placed under arrest by Lt. Detective McGrath. Twelve shopping bags filled with merchandise purchased with fraudulent travelers checks were recovered from the vehicle, along with fraudulent travelers checks, U.S. currency and a laptop computer.

In addition to the Wrentham arrest, Kannisha Brooks was arrested by the Linden New Jersey Police Department on January 21, 2011. She was charged with forgery, theft by deception, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana. Ms. Brooks allegedly tried to pay for $439.00 worth of goods at a Walmart, using five suspected counterfeit $100.00 bills. She was arrested during a foot chase during which she attempted to tear up the counterfeit cash. Ms. Brooks was held on $57,500.00 bail.

Ms. Brooks was charged in Wrentham with Uttering a False Instrument. Ms. Fraser was also charged with Uttering and driving on a suspended license.

Both suspects were arraigned on February 14, 2011 at the Wrentham District Court.