Woman Charged In Check Fraud Case

Maryland resident allegedly forged checks at two Vienna spas

Vienna Police have charged a Maryland woman who allegedly paid for services at Vienna spas with forged checks.

Pamela Parnass, 40, of Ellicott City, Maryland, was charged with two counts of issuing bad checks, one count of issuing fraudulent checks and one count of forgery.

Parnass was linked to two check fraud cases at Vienna spas in late 2011.

An employee of reported a customer, later identified as Parnass, but was unable to provide identification. The spa accepted the checks without ID, but when it tried to cash the checks, they would not clear.

Parnass allegedly tried the same tactic When the business owner approached her about the bad checks, Parnass allegedly told her the checks were written in an attempt to overdraw her ex- boyfriend’s account.

A fugitive task force arrested Parnass on March 27 based on warrants for both cases and took her to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.

There, Parnass was charged with two counts of issuing bad checks, forgery and uttering fraudulent checks.


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