Four people were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of attempting to cash fraudulent checks at the U.S. Bank in San Anselmo and Novato, Central Marin police said Friday.
Police officers responded to the San Anselmo bank around 5 p.m. after receiving information that a woman attempted to cash a fraudulent check, according to a press release. The woman left the bank before officers arrived, but a witness was able to describe her vehicle, a white Dodge minivan, and recall a partial license plate number. The vehicle was last seen driving on San Anselmo Avenue toward Ross.
The vehicle description was broadcast to surrounding agencies. Officers from the Ross Police Department and College of Marin police located the vehicle driving on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and a traffic stop was made at the Bon Air Shopping Center in Greenbrae. Two women and two men were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Central Marin Police Authority station.
Sheila Marie Lewis, 20, of Oakland was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and passing a forged check. Shikila Adaysha Bell, 19, of Oakland, Drake Jerome Henry, 32, of Antioch, and Genaro James Famarin, 33, of San Leandro were booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a crime.
Authorities said these four suspects were also responsible for cashing a fraudulent check at a U.S. Bank in Novato earlier Thursday afternoon.
All four suspects were released on bail while the district attorney's office decides whether to file charges.