Woman leads officers on chase after trying to pass forged document in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, NC (WSPA) – Columbus Police Department officials arrested a woman after she led officers on a chase after she reportedly tried to pass a forged document at an area bank on Friday.

According to Columbus Police Chief Scott Hamby, two officers were at the State Employees’ Credit Union on personal business when a clerk approached them and said a woman was trying to do something fraudulent.

The officer confronted the woman and she ran from the bank and got into a black 2018 Toyota Camry, where she then headed east on US 74. 

Hamby said the woman — identified as Kelli Lynn Wilson, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — avoided multiple stop sticks, but highway patrol was able to put down a set of stick that punctured one of her back tires.

Wilson then took Exit 182 in Rutherford County and turned right onto US 221A, where she stopped.

She was arrested and charged with felony fleeing to allude arrest, possession of a stolen vehicle, level one trafficking with fentanyl, identity theft, uttering a forged document, possessing a forged note and DWI.

Wilson was taken to the Polk County Detention Center.

According to Hamby, the vehicle she was driving was reportedly stolen from Illinois and the tags on the vehicle were also fraudulent.

Hamby said Wilson also faces charges in Rutherford County.

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