Arrest in check forgery case

In June of 2019 a man came to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post to report someone had cashed a check from his personal checking account in the amount of $300.00. The victim stated he did not write the check.

An investigation followed and the person who cashed the check was interviewed. The person stated he received the check from a friend named Cat. Cat stated she did not have an identification and asked him to cash the check at a local bank for her. Cat was identified as 43-year-old Catrina Voelker of Cadillac.

Voelker was interviewed and claimed the check was for work she had done as a housekeeper. The victim did not know Voelker or the man who cashed the check.

He also stated he never wrote the check or had her do any work for him.

A warrant was issued and Voelker was arrested during a traffic stop on Friday, January 17, 2020. Voelker was arraigned in the 84th District Court in Cadillac for one count Forgery, a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 14 years. Voelker was released on a $500.00 cash bond. Her next scheduled court appearance is on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


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