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Suspect wanted in theft of church checks arrested

A woman is in jail charged with stealing from a church.

We first told you last week about the search for Briana Abney, 23, of Winchester.

Richmond Police say she wrote at least 37 checks that belonged to The First Baptist Church on Francis Street.

Police say surveillance video shows Abney buying electronics and clothing.

Church members are still trying to figure out how she got the checks in the first place.

Abney is charged with theft by unlawful taking, theft of identity and other charges.

Police say she is also suspected in another check forgery case.


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