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Columbus babysitter accused of forging over $14,000 in checks

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

A local babysitter who worked for a Columbus family is facing charges of forgery. Twenty-two -year-old Melisa Janay Evans has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges of first-degree forgery.

Evans worked for the family for about five months and in that short-period of time, she allegedly forged more than $14,000 from her employer.

The family Evans worked for spoke with News Leader 9. They say Evans wrote 39 checks to herself. The mother of the family also stated that Evans stole the family's bank statements to hide the transactions.

After her court appearance on Thursday, Evans was ordered to be held on a $50,000 bond. Evans could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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