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City woman arrested on check fraud charges

December 15th, 2015 by WCBC Radio


On 12/14/2015 Cumberland City Police officers served an arrest warrant on a Klondike MD man for charges relating to alleged violations of probation.  As a result William Lucious Harper, 29, was placed under arrest and charged with the following:

Failure to Follow Conditions of Probation – 1 count

Harper was transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters and processed for the warrant and subsequently taken to a commissioner for a preliminary hearing.  Harper was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $500.00 bond. 



On 12/14/2015 Cumberland Police officers were dispatched to a Greene Street business in reference to a reported fraud and forgery complaint.  Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with an employee who reported that a suspect was inside the business attempting to cash what appeared to be a forged/fraudulent check.  Employees reported that the same suspect had already cashed a check at the business earlier in the day before employees discovered that the checks were fraudulent and stolen.  An investigation was initiated and several witnesses were interviewed and surveillance footage was viewed.  As a result of this investigation, Crystal Lyn Fauver, 25, of Cumberland was placed under arrest and transported to Cumberland Police Headquarters where she was charged with the following:

Forgery: Private Documents – 2 counts

Issuing False Documents – 2 counts

Theft Less $1,000.00  – 1 count

Attempted Theft Less $1,000.00 – 1 count

Fauver was processed and then transported to the Allegany County District Court for a preliminary hearing.  Fauver was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $6,000.00 bond.

The investigation into this case is on-going and additional arrests are anticipated in this case.



   On 12/14/2015 the Cumberland City Police Department took complaints of vehicles being entered in the area of Prince Georges Street in Cumberland.  The victims in these complaints reported that when they entered their vehicles they found that the glove boxes had been ransacked and the contents removed.  Police are requesting any information that may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects in this case.  Anyone with information in these cases is encouraged to contact police at (301) 777-1600.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Citizens are also reminded to always lock their vehicles and to remove all valuables.  

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