THOMASVILLE -- A couple charged with multiple forgery counts here is wanted in Grady and Mitchell counties for similar offenses.

Leslie Dawn Morey, 27, 530 Robert Willis Road, Cairo, is being held in the Thomas County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond. She is charged with two counts of forgery.

Grady and Mitchell counties have holds on Morey. She also is charged with forgery in those jurisdictions, according to jail records.

Her husband, Jason Edward Hill, 31, of the same Cairo address, is charged with three counts of forgery here. He remains in jail. His bond is $5,500.

Holds also have been placed on Hill by Grady and Mitchell counties, where he is charged with deposit account fraud and forgery, respectively.

The couple forged checks and passed them at businesses in Colquitt County, as well, said Lt. Tim Watkins, Thomas County Sheriff's Department chief investigator.

"They were in Mitchell County at the time they started, in Sale City," Watkins said. "When they were booked into our jail, they gave an address in Grady County."

The first check to come to the attention of the Thomas sheriff's department was in late February. The duo wrote two checks totaling $45 at a Meigs convenience store, according to the investigator.

Morey was arrested in Mitchell County, jailed there on a forgery charge and admitted writing checks on Rhonda Yancey, Watkins said.

"Unfortunately," he added, "she was released from the Mitchell County Jail before we got warrants on her."

Morey and Hill were arrested March 9 by Meigs police and the sheriff's department.

At that time, Hill was in possession of a $340 check written on John J. Hammett of Ooltewha, Tenn.

Watkins said the couple admitted passing checks on Hammett, Yancey and John Weaver.

The investigators said any business Thomas, Grady, Mitchell or Colquitt counties holding checks written on those individuals should contact the Thomas sheriff's department by calling 225-3315 days or 225-3333 nights.

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