A Fort Wayne trio accused of concocting schemes to buy merchandise with counterfeit money this summer are now facing a slew of felonies.
Christopher D. Walker Jr., 19; Kyasha L. Walker, 19; and Allisa Mitchell, 21; were each formally charged by Allen County prosecutors with corrupt business influence Monday.
Kyasha Walker worked as a cashier at the Northcrest Kohls when she handled two transactions this past August that involved Christopher Walker and Mitchell, according to Allen Superior Court documents.
Roughly $700 in counterfeit bills were used in those transactions – none of which Kyasha Walker checked with a counterfeit-detecting pen – and the items bought were later returned for cash.
At first, Kyasha Walker denied knowing Christopher Walker or Mitchell, but later admitted Walker is her cousin, court documents said.
Mitchell is also accused of using counterfeit bills to try to pay for a used car at a car lot and then trying to take off and steal that car when workers there asked her about the money.
Christopher Walker is accused of using counterfeit money to purchase video-game systems from someone off of Craigslist.
Kyasha Walker, of the 6200 block of Bunt Drive, is also charged with two felony counts of aiding forgery and two felony counts of aiding theft.
Christopher Walker and Mitchell, who both live in the 500 block of East Suttenfield Avenue, are also charged with two felony counts of forger and two felony counts of theft.