Two Oakland residents were arrested after an aborted attempt to pass a forged check at a bank in Belvedere, police said Monday.
Diamond Deon Murray Smith, 31, and Emily Rebecca Butler, 18, were booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of forgery, burglary and conspiracy. Smith was also booked on suspicion of violating his parole.
The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wells Fargo at 1550 Tiburon Blvd., said Belvedere police Chief Tricia Seyler. A man and woman entered the bank and tried to cash a check, but the teller became suspicious and the suspects fled.
The woman left her identification and the check behind.
Belvedere and Tiburon police searched the area, and Tiburon police Officer Shane Ford spotted two possible suspects sitting in a car nearby. The occupants of the car, Smith and Butler, were identified as the suspects who fled the bank.
The identification left behind at the bank was Butler's actual ID, Seyler said. The check was made out to her with a signature that was allegedly forged.
The investigation is continuing, and Seyler said the same suspects could be responsible for several similar crimes in Tiburon, Mill Valley and Sausalito.
Smith remained in custody Monday on a no-bail parole hold. Butler remained in custody in lieu of $15,000 bail.