Marion woman writes over $1,000 worth of bad checks to Franklin County American Legion


ORIENT, Ill. (WJPF) – A Marion woman is behind bars after writing over $1,000 worth of bad checks to the American Legion.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Nicole Keen, 44, wrote multiple checks totaling $1,040 to the Orient American Legion; all of them bounced. She was arrested Monday for theft by deceptive practice.

The sheriff’s office adds that Keen was already on pretrial release for a September 2023 offense. According to online court records, Keen was arrested last year on multiple charges, including felony burglary and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. 

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