Forgery suspect arrested

Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2011

One forgery suspect has been arrested and a second is being sought in two separate cases with the Brewton Police Department.

Sgt. Steven Ferguson said a suspect faces forgery charges stemming from information and signatures given during a traffic stop last week.

Tracy Lee Thompson was arrested after it was discovered she gave false information to a patrolman during a traffic stop in Brewton.

“The patrolman was given the name of the sister of the suspect when he asked for information,” Ferguson said. “After a citation was written for having no insurance and driving while license was suspended, the suspect signed the citation using her sister’s name.”

Ferguson said the discovery of the information was made when the sister of the suspect inquired about having a ticket.

“The sister told us she didn’t sign any ticket,” Ferguson said. “After we checked our information we issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect.”

Thompson, also known as Tracy Lee, was charged with two counts of second-degree forgery, which is a felony offense.

A second suspect is being sought in connection with similar charges in a separate case.

“We had another traffic stop earlier in the month that has turned up the same kind of information,” Ferguson said. “We do not have the second suspect in custody and we hope that someone will let us know how we can find her.”

Catrina Faircloth, 33, is wanted on forgery charges for providing officers with false information and signatures in a case similar to Thompson’s.

“Our officer was given the name of Faircloth’s sister when asking for information during a traffic stop earlier this month,” Ferguson said. “The suspect was issued a citation on an open container charge and for driving without possession of a license.”

After the suspect’s sister discovered a citation had been issued in her name, she gave information concerning Faircloth and warrants have been issued for her arrest.

“We don’t know where Faircloth is at this time,” Ferguson said. “We have warrants for her arrest on the forgery charges.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Faircloth is asked to contact the Brewton Police Department at 867-3212.