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Investigation leads to arrest in forgery case

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Cassandra S. McDaniel
After a lengthy investigation, a Brazil woman allegedly involved in a forgery and theft case is awaiting formal arraignment per the court calendar.

On Monday, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department served an arrest warrant on Cassandra S. McDaniel, 36, Brazil, for allegedly stealing and using a credit card and a debit card taken from the home of an unidentified victim approximately three months ago.

"This was a pretty simple case, but very complicated to investigate," Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer said. "New technology is great for convenience, but sometime it makes police work more difficult."

Since most financial institutions have or are in the process of doing away with paperwork in lieu of electronic banking, Archer said investigators have to "jump through bigger hoops" to investigate these types of cases.

"Without a paper trail, investigations that were once simple are now time consuming," Archer said. "First, you have to get the cooperation of all the stores and banks involved, then go through the verification process of video tape evidence and then start the investigation."

Although Archer took the initial report and Det. Clint McQueen investigated the case, Deputy Josh Krause served McDaniel with the warrant Monday.

Archer said this case shows how the two departments work well with each other.

McDaniel was transported to the Clay County Justice Center and booked on preliminary charges of forgery and theft with a $1,000 cash bond. However, jail officials confirmed she would probably remain incarcerated while awaiting formal arraignment because of the court-ordered arrest warrant.

The Clay County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the case.


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She does not look well!

-- Posted by sassypants on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 7:18 AM

THE FACE OF METH?

-- Posted by roller2008 on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 7:20 AM

She is exactly my age & looks like she's fifteen years older than me! WOW! Drugs & smoking really take a toll on a woman's looks! Young people: Don't ever do drugs or smoke!

-- Posted by millertime on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 7:32 AM

Great to know that BPD & CCSD are working together to make our community a safer environment ~ Thanks for the combined hard work to put this gal behind bars ~

And, I agree, I'm much older than her, but I think she passes for an age much older than me!!

-- Posted by karebabe on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 7:51 AM

She definately looks a LOT older than 36. Probably drugs.

-- Posted by th1953 on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 2:42 PM

I am a little confused as to why so many people would comment on her looks and compare themselves to her age. How is that relavent to being charged with forgery and theft? Isn't your comment sopposed to stay on the topic? It's sad to see so many responces be so judgemental over someone's appearance. I doubt the owner of the credit card is upset that thier card was stolen by someone who may or may not look thier age...

-- Posted by nascarfans on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 8:35 PM

"nascarfans"

In case you haven't figured things out, the comments about her looks most likely are to drive home the idea that her looks divulge her apparent drug use which in fact could lead to her alleged theft of the credit card and forgery charge?????? The way I see it, those comments are on topic! If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck......it's a duck!

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 9:41 PM

nascarfans, I'm with you. I thought this section was for comments on the article itself. Where in the article does it say she does drugs or smokes, or ever did? Typical small town gossip.

My grandma always said "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all"

-- Posted by former Clay Countian on Thu, Oct 30, 2008, at 10:46 PM

former clay.... Was your comment nice???

-- Posted by sassypants on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 7:30 AM

BigPappy ~

She looks like a duck to me !!

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Oct 31, 2008, at 7:37 AM

I dont know, maybe a goose.

I agree dont judge I mean you guys could eat heathly and be fat and people look at you and say yep thats all the Micky D's.

-- Posted by lilmomma on Mon, Nov 3, 2008, at 11:16 PM

how do any of you have the right to judge someone by their looks? Have you looked at yourselves in the mirror. You know nothing about this lady. I don't agree with what she done just by what I see but I know another person who steals check books and writes out checks and who steals from stores all over town and I don't see her mug shot plastered

-- Posted by ape1 on Wed, Nov 5, 2008, at 10:05 AM

ape1...

I think you missed the point somewhere along the way. The comments made about the way someone looks goes hand in hand with the looks of an addict. If you researched the physical characteristics of certain drug dependent people, you would pretty much agree that this woman has MANY of those characteristics. Addicts often resort to theft to support their habit. (Pehaps she broke the law for who knows what other reason.) No one is "judging" her in any way shape or form. I'm pretty sure the comments are to reitterate that she "looks" like an addict and that the "look" is not appealing nor healthy. Addicts are simply that.....addicts. They will not get help until they realize they need it, if then. They are to be pitied. You might not like it, but it is what it is! I have a feeling, however, that I didn't need to share this information with you though, did I?

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Wed, Nov 5, 2008, at 6:47 PM

BIGPAPPY -

You set the matter straight. Thank you!

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Nov 6, 2008, at 12:39 PM


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