Arnold Police arrest Crestwood woman for alleged fraud | police fire

A 33-year-old Crestwood woman has been arrested for allegedly attempting to fraudulently obtain a loan for the second time in less than a month at World Finance in Arnold. The woman was requesting an $1,800 loan after previously obtaining a $1,600.57 loan from the same personal loan company, 1450 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold police said.

Officers were called around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 to the business after the woman allegedly provided a fake Social Security card and ID when applying for the $1,800 loan. Employees recognized the woman in a Dec. 1 transaction when she allegedly obtained the $1,600.57 loan with fraudulent documentation, the report said.

The woman was already wanted for a probation violation. She was also wanted on warrants from several other law enforcement agencies, according to the report.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wanted her on felony theft warrant, St. Louis police wanted her on forgery warrant, St. Louis County police wanted her on theft warrant, Webster Groves police wanted her on warrant for speeding, Breckinridge police wanted her on warrant for auto theft, Herculaneum police wanted her on warrant for driving with expired license plates and St. Peters police wanted her on warrant for obstructing an officer, according to the report.

The woman was arrested and taken to Arnold Police Station, where she was booked and held for another law enforcement agency. Arnold police will file charges against her through the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for forgery and identity theft, Detective Lt. Jason Valentine said.