The Tuscaloosa Police Department was called to the Regions Bank on Skyland Boulevard Thursday morning on reports of fraud.
When they arrived, officers found the suspect trying to cash a fraudulent check. Investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division were called in to follow up.
After the investigation, they found probable cause and arrested 40-year-old Leigh Meissner Allen of Northport on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Allen was taken to the Tuscaloosa County Jail where she was held on a $5,000 bond.