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Police arrest Springfield woman for forgery, identity theft

A woman is accused of trying to cash checks stolen from mailboxes at several locations.

Posted: Jan 25, 2018 10:31 AM
Updated: Jan 25, 2018 10:43 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – A Springfield woman has been arrested on multiple counts of forgery and identity theft.

Crystal Nichole Johnson, 29, is accused of trying to cash checks stolen from mailboxes at several locations. She is also accused of using stolen identification cards to try to cash the checks.

Johnson was contacted by Eugene police Monday at 75 West Fifth Avenue about several forgeries, identity thefts, and other thefts. Police arrested her on eight counts of first-degree forgery, two counts of second-degree forgery and three counts of identity theft. Other charges against her are pending.

When Johnson was being booked into jail, police found that she was conceaing methamphetamine and heroin. As a result, she was also charged with heroin possession, methamphetamine possession and supplying contraband.

Johnson is accused of taking checks from mailboxes at 950 Tyinn Street, 50 West Fifth Avenue, Pearl Street at 11th and 12th avenues, and Seventh and Pearl.

Police said victims in this case include local businesses, banks and individuals.

Anyone with information or video surveillance cameras at the above locations with recordings between Nov. 30, 2018, and Jan. 12, 2018, are asked to email police at CEPDJAG@CI.EUGENE.OR.US.

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