When the officer initiated a traffic stop, Jimenez initially identified herself using another name.
Lohman Ave. Investigators learned that since Nov. Jimenez was arrested and booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center where she is initially being held without bond.
On Tuesday, Dec. She then either cashed the checks herself, using temporary fictitious driver permits, or by using other names with matching fictitious identities. Graciela Jimenez, 38, of the block of Florence Street in El Paso, Texas, tonkght charged with one fourth-degree felony count of forgery.
Investigators believe Jimenez may have had relatives or friends cash some of the forged checks. As a Las Cruces police officer arrived at the bank, Jimenez drove off.
Las Cruces police investigators learned Jimenez was responsible for creating the forged checks using a laptop computer. The driver, later identified as Jimenez, provided the bank with a temporary driver permit under a different name but one that matched the name crucee the check. Investigators learned that First New Mexico Bank was on alert for forged checks drawn from a private company.