Local woman charged with theft of identity, theft of mail matter, forgery

A Hopkinsville woman was served with warrants on numerous charges Monday, including theft of mail matter, felony theft by deception, theft of identity and more by the Hopkinsville Police Department. 

According to the Hopkinsville police report, 26-year-old Haley Pool of Hopkinsville is accused of stealing a check out of a mailbox and then attempting to transfer roughly $2,800 from the victim’s account to a different account via a mobile app. Investigation showed paper of the transactions showing Pool’s name on them, along with a copy of the altered check where Pool allegedly wrote her own bank information and name. 

A search warrant was executed as a residence, and officers reportedly discovered 11 debit cards belonging to other individuals and six altered or forged checks in a vehicle known to be driven by Pool. 

Also recovered in the home were several bank documents, a social security card, eight additional forged checks, two check books, 11 blank checks and more mail matter addressed to several individuals. 

Pool was arrested and charged with theft of mail matter, unlawful access to a computer, theft of a stolen credit or debit card over two cards, theft of identity, second-degree forgery, and felony theft by deception. She was additionally served with a warrant for failure to appear.