Pair arrested in Carson City on forgery charges face additional felony counts | NevadaAppeal.com

Pair arrested in Carson City on forgery charges face additional felony counts

Brian Sandford
bsandford@nevadaappeal.com

Two women who were arrested Tuesday on forgery and drug counts now face additional felony counts.

Markeisha Orviss, 22, of Pittsburg, Calif., was arrested again at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Carson City Jail on suspicion of possessing a financial forgery laboratory, burglary and obtaining under false pretenses. Kamesha Cooper, a 24-year-old transient, was arrested at the same time on suspicion of burglary and obtaining under false pretenses.

According to Carson City Sheriff's Office reports:

The pair initially were arrested Tuesday at Fairview Drive and Idaho Street after allegedly using fraudulent gift cards at Lowe's nearby.

Orviss consented to a search of the black Infiniti she'd been driving, which yielded numerous prepaid credit cards and gift cards, receipts for several hundred dollars worth of gift cards, and a marijuana blunt in the ashtray. A deputy also found a Vicodin pill in Cooper's purse; she didn't have proof of a prescription.

The numbers on many of the credit cards had been altered. Orviss said they'd purchased the cards from an known person in Oakland. Cooper told a detective she'd agreed to come to Carson City and Reno to use the cards.

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Orviss was initially arrested on suspicion of felony forgery of a credit card or debit card; possession of a prescription drug without a prescription; possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana; driving on a suspended driver's license; and reckless driving. With the addition of the new counts, her bail now is $68,900.

Cooper initially was arrested on suspicion of felony forgery of a credit card or debit card and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana. Her bail now is $65,600.

Both were being held Friday at the jail.

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