Beverly woman facing felony uttering charge

A Beverly woman was arrested on one felony count of uttering Monday, authorities said.

Karen Polk-Harris, 45, was arrested after her step-mother accused her of forging one of her checks for personal use without her permission, Randolph County Magistrate Court documents state.

According to the criminal complaint, prepared by Cpl. K.A. Corley of the West Virginia State Police, Polk-Harris allegedly gave the check, for $80, to a local man to help compensate him for helping her move into a new residence.

The man cashed the check at Campbell’s Market in Beverly, according to the criminal complaint. The man advised police that he had no idea that the check was forged at the time that he had cashed it, or that it had been used without permission from Polk-Harris’ step-mother.

Polk-Harris was arraigned by Magistrate George M. Riggleman and is free on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

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