By Liz Shepherd
SYRACUSE — A Syracuse woman was recently arrested after allegedly writing fraudulent checks to get pizza.
Harley Alexis Miller, 21, 104 N. Huntington St., Syracuse, is charged with two counts of forgery, both level 6 felonies; and two counts of check fraud, both class A misdemeanors.
On March 30, a Syracuse Police officer responded to a report of check fraud at Pizza Hut. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the restaurant’s manager. According to court documents, the manager said a woman, later identified as Miller, had presented payment for Pizza Hut delivery with a check totaling $28.86. The check was written in black marker and was from the Yeager Photography business account. The back of the check showed it had originally been cashed and returned on Aug. 27, 2001.
The manager also described a second incident with Miller presenting a $35 check for payment for Pizza Hut delivery on March 15; the check was also from Yeager Photography’s business account.
The officer learned that Yeager Photography has been out of business for approximately 15 years and that the business’s owner was in an assisted living facility during the March 30 incident. The officer also learned that Miller rents her residence, which was the original location of Yeager Photography.
Miller was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on May 28, with a $5,500 surety and cash bond.