Northport woman arrested trying to cash fraudulent check

Leigh Meissner Allen (Photo from Tuscaloosa PD)

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.

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