Tyler woman arrested on forgery, fraud charges and for possession of marijuana

Published on Monday, 10 July 2017 18:16 - Written by LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcambpell@tylerpaper.com

A Tyler woman was arrested early Monday morning on charges of forgery, fraud and for possession of illegal drugs. 

A Smith County deputy saw Carrie Allison Murph, 26, at the exit to Walmart at 450 S. Southeast Loop 323, where she stopped her vehicle, got out and opened the hood. The deputy recognized her as having warrants.

Deputies identified Murph and confirmed the warrants on charges of forgery of government, national instrument, money or securities and for fraud, use and possession of identifying information, according to the sheriff's office.

Murph was found to be in possession of what appeared to be marijuana. The deputy located nine credit cards not belonging to her and seven checks that were not issued to her when they searched her vehicle.

Murph was booked into the Smith County Jail at 3:44 a.m. Monday. She was held on a $400,500 bond.