Police: Pontiac woman twice tried to cash fake check

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A 23-year-old Pontiac woman has been charged in a fake check scheme earlier this year, Bloomfield Township officials said.

Julia Trenda went to a Comerica Bank in the 43000 block of Woodward on Feb. 23 to cash a check for $1,500, police said in a statement.

The payment was “written to her on a Huntington Bank check from an area senior center,” the release read. “After receiving the money from the transaction, Trenda ran from the bank and drove away in a dark vehicle.”

Investigators later determined the account number was illegitimate and the company listed did not have an account with Huntington, township authorities said.

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Trenda later that day for attempting to do the same at another bank in Oakland Township, police said.

Trenda was arraigned Thursday at 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills for uttering and publishing. Bond was set at $5,000; her next court date is scheduled for May 16.