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Columbus woman jailed on forgery charge

 

Penny Keaton

Penny Keaton

 

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

A Columbus woman found herself behind bars after she allegedly passed a counterfeit check for nearly $2,500. 

 

Officers with Columbus Police Department arrested Penny Keaton, 49, of 401 Fifth St. S., on a warrant for uttering forgery Thursday, a CPD press release said. Keaton is accused of passing a counterfeit check for $2,450 at La Familia Grocery Store on Highway 45 in Columbus last month, the press release said. 

 

Keaton has since been released from Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on $7,500 bond.

 

 

 

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