Jared Heath Woofter, age 29, of DeRidder, Kristin Kenneway, age 47, of Fort Polk, and Mark Edward Kidder II, age 35, of Merryville were arrested yesterday as the result of an investigation into counterfeit checks being passed at area businesses.

Jared Woofter was charged with one count of Monetary Instrument Abuse and Criminal Conspiracy. Bond was set at $ 2500.00 on the monetary instrument abuse. Bond has not been set on the conspiracy charge. A detainer for the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole has been placed on Woofter and he remains in the VPSO jail.

Kristin Ann Kenneway was charged with one count of Monetary Instrument Abuse, one count of Criminal Conspiracy, and one outstanding Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear in Court. Bond was set at $ 2500.00 on the monetary instrument abuse. No bond has been set on the bench warrant or the conspiracy charge and Kenneway remains in the VPSO jail.

Mark Edward Kidder II was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm or Carrying of a concealed weapon by a felon and one count of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $ 12,000.00 and Kidder remains in the VPSO jail.

Additional arrests are expected.

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