Police: Woman tried to cash stolen check, led officers on chase

Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 15, 2016

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. -- A woman accused of cashing a stolen check led police on an interstate chase through Indiana and Kentucky Monday, authorities said Tuesday.

Police responded to the United Community Bank on Eads Parkway at about 2:19 Monday for a report of Alma Joe Fields, also known as Alma Jo Griffin, 32, trying to cash a stolen check, according to Lawrenceburg police.

When the first officer arrived, Fields, who was in the bank's drive-thru lane, reversed her vehicle and struck another vehicle in line behind her, according to police. She drove the car over the median between lanes and struck another officer's vehicle before fleeing on U.S. 50.

Fields continued on I-275, and Kentucky law enforcement officers attempted to use "stop sticks" just south of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Airport, but she avoided them, according to police. She was taking the ramp to I-71/75 south when she lost control and hit a dirt embankment.

Erlanger police arrested Fields. She was charged with wanton endangerment, criminal possession of a forged instrument and receiving stolen property in Kenton County. In Dearborn County, Fields was charged with fraud on a financial institution, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, identity deception and theft. She also has an outstanding warrant out of Lake County, Indiana.

Fields was still being held at the Kenton County Detention Center Tuesday with bond set at $10,000. She was due in court Nov. 22.