In March of last year, the Bakersfield police began a forgery investigation in which numerous business surveillance videos were reviewed and people interviewed.

The investigation revealed the suspect, Natasha Thompson, passed numerous forged checks using false names and bank account information. An arrest warrant was obtained for Thompson for 52 counts of forgery and 13 counts of burglary.

Thompson, 29, was arrested on Jan. 15.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or Detective Blaine Craig at 326-3541.

To send an anonymous text message to the BPD, enter 274637 and text BPDCRIMES along with the message. Tips can also be anonymously sent through the smartphone TipSubmit mobile app or via email at .

- Bakersfield Police Department