Woman in court after forging KFC checks

Alisha Federici

A Waverly woman was arraigned in Madison County Common Pleas Court Thursday for failing to appear in court to face theft and forgery charges.

Alisha Federici, 25, is accused of forging cooperate checks from KFC in London in December. Eight different suspects’ names, including Federici’s, were used with eight different check numbers, according to a London police report.

The individual check amounts were all more than $1,000, the report said.

There are still multiple additional suspects in the case that have not been charged at this time, according to London police.

Federici failed to appear at her formal pretrial hearing in May, resulting in a separate felony charge. She is represented by Melissa Upthegrove.

Federici said in court that she was recently sentenced to six months in prison in Clark County. Judge Eamon Costello set her bond at $10,000, though she will be in prison throughout court proceedings.

Also in common pleas court Thursday:

• Ryan William Casey, 21, of Springfield, had a hearing continued to July 28. The hearing will determine whether Casey is eligible for intervention in place of conviction.

Casey is charged with aggravated drug possession.

• Ashley Hall, 29, of London, was granted judicial release and ordered to attend a community-based correctional facility for drug addiction.

She was sentenced to six months in prison in March on a count of drug trafficking.

Brandon Semler can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615 or via Twitter @BrandonSemler.