Woman booked into jail at court appearance

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A Wichita Falls woman accused of forging an elderly woman’s check and leaving her toddler and infants home alone was booked into the Wichita County Jail Thursday morning before her scheduled plea hearing.

Antreka Rucker, 23, showed up Thursday in 89th District Court where she was scheduled to complete a plea agreement for forgery, but observers say as soon as she arrived, deputies put her in custody and she was booked into jail for being off bond, failure to identify and three traffic violations.

Rucker was also scheduled for a pre-trial proceeding for three endangerment charges.

Wichita Falls police said they were serving Rucker’s arrest warrant for forgery last November at her apartment off Professional Drive.

Authorities said Rucker was not home, but a 3-year-old boy opened the door, and they also saw a 1-year-old boy running around without clothes, and a 5-month-old baby girl lying on the couch. They said the 1-year-old had a large metal construction nut in his mouth.

Rucker’s forgery charge stems from a case in which police say she forged a check from her former home health care client, changing it from $10 to $100.

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