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Woman pleads guilty to bad check charge in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. – A woman charged with writing bad checks has pleaded guilty.

Mery Ghattas (Photo: Norfolk Police)

Mery Ghattas (Photo: Norfolk Police)

According to online court records, Mery Ghattas pleaded guilty on Nov. 9 to a misdemeanor charge of issuing a bad check for less than 200 dollars.

She was originally charged with a felony of writing a bad check for more than $200.

According to Norfolk Police, Ghattas made two large purchases at Costco Wholesale in February.   One purchase was for more than $4,000 and the other was for $650.  Police say the checks were returned on a closed account.