$49,999 Check Fraud Alleged
A Prince William woman who tried to deposit a $50,000 check in her credit union account was arrested yesterday because of an allegation that the check originally had been written for $1, Fairfax County police said.
Police charged Eurora Frasier, 52, of the 17000 block Tangariro Square in Dumfries, with check forgery and uttering a forged check. Frasier, who works in the Fairfax County building permits and licensing office, presented the check to the Fairfax County Employees Credit Union on Dec. 1, police said.
The check was payable to Frasier and was drawn on a New York bank, police said. The credit union teller accepted the check and placed a hold on Frasier's account until the check cleared, but it never did, police said.
Jefferson Coach Accused of Theft
A Fairfax County high school basketball coach was charged with grand larceny after he was observed on a school surveillance camera entering an office and removing cash from a desk drawer, police said.
Richard R. Domingo, 33, a girls' basketball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was being held yesterday in lieu of $2,500 bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
Police said they were called to the school on Braddock Road on Thursday to investigate the reported theft. Domingo, who lives in the 8600 block of Village Square in the county's Woodlawn area, has been a coach at Jefferson for three years. School officials said he has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
Woman Killed in Traffic Accident
A Woodbridge woman was killed yesterday when her car was hit by a vehicle whose driver was trying to avoid a stopped dump truck on Route 1 near Lorton, Fairfax County police said.
Kathleen G. Dellerman, 54, of the 12000 block of Cavalier Drive, was traveling south on Route 1 when she was hit by a car driven by Leonard A. Crump III, 18, of the 8500 block of Kernon Court in Lorton about 3:30 p.m., police said. Crump had slowed his 1996 Dodge Neon to avoid hitting a dump truck, but the Neon swerved into the southbound lane and collided with Dellerman's 1991 Honda Accord, police said.
Dellerman was pronounced dead at the scene. Crump and a passenger in his car, Jodi Horton, 16, of Lorton, were transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Ex-Aide Sentenced for Sex With Student
A former teacher's aide at a private school in Southeast Washington was ordered to prison yesterday for 40 months to 10 years after admitting a sexual affair with a 13-year-old student.
Gary Mabry, who assisted with music and English classes at the Dupont Park Seventh-day Adventist School on Massachusetts Avenue SE, pleaded guilty to a felony child sex charge in July. He had intercourse with the student in the school choir room during the lunch break, the U.S. attorney's office reported. The girl confided in a friend, who told an adult.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Henry F. Greene sentenced Mabry, 20, of the 5100 block of Glassmanor Drive in Oxon Hill. When Mabry had sex with the 13-year-old, he was on probation in Prince George's County for a similar offense involving a 14-year-old student at another school where he had also worked as an aide, prosecutors said.
Teen Pleads Guilty in 2 Robberies
A 17-year-old youth pleaded guilty yesterday in D.C. Superior Court to a pair of September armed robberies in Northwest Washington. He could get up to life behind bars when sentenced Feb. 29.
Kevin Williams, who was charged as an adult, admitted that he took part in robberies in the 2300 block of M Street NW on Sept. 10 and the 3200 block of Cathedral Avenue NW on Sept. 14, the U.S. attorney's office said. Authorities said a team of robbers used a pellet gun to threaten victims, then fled in a 1981 Ford Fairmont. Using descriptions from witnesses and victims, police stopped Williams and two alleged accomplices in the 3900 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW on Sept. 15.
Police Trying to Identify Dead Woman
D.C. police are seeking help in identifying a woman's body found in an abandoned Northeast Washington house.
Police said the severely decomposed body was found Dec. 2 in the ruins of a house in the 5900 block of Clay Street NE. The house has been vacant for several years and was destroyed by a fire July 11.
Police said the woman, estimated to have been 45 to 55 years old, had fractures to her nose, ribs and pelvis that had healed.
Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-4515 or D.C. Crime Solvers at 800-673-2777.