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Posted on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 3:13 p.m.

Grass Lake woman accused of writing bad check in Saline faces charges in Ann Arbor

By Kyle Feldscher

A Grass Lake woman charged with writing a bad check for jewelry at a Saline store is facing similar charges in Ann Arbor, court records show.


Jayme Schaffer

Courtesy of Saline Police Department

Jayme Schaffer, 32, has been charged with two counts of writing a no account check in two separate cases in Ann Arbor. The first case stems from an incident on Nov. 18 and the second comes from an incident on Sept. 12, court records indicate.

Lt. Renee Bush, spokeswoman for the Ann Arbor Police Department, was not immediately available to give more details on the cases Tuesday afternoon.

Schaffer was arrested in November and charged with one count of writing a check with non-sufficient funds, more than $200. According to Saline police, Schaffer wrote a check for $1,547.60 in August to pay for an 18-karat braid style necklace and a 14-karat custom rhodolite ring from Accent Jewelers in Saline.

Police said at the time they believed Schaffer was also responsible for crimes in Coldwater, Howell, Marshall and Ann Arbor. She was arrested in Calhoun County and transferred to Saline in order to be lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail, according to the Saline police report.

A Saline police report said Schaffer has previously been convicted of embezzlement in Jackson County.

Schaffer was in court for a preliminary examination Tuesday morning that was adjourned until 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 26, according to court officials.

Schaffer faces up to two years in prison on each charge of writing a no account check and one year in prison for the charge of writing a check with non-sufficient funds, more than $200.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:53 p.m.

writing a check that is NSF bad enough...but to write a check from an account that was's all about intent, my friends....not careless bookkeeping


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:28 p.m.

"A Saline police report said Schaffer has previously been convicted of embezzlement in Jackson County." So, what was her punishment for that?


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 2:24 a.m.

I'm not sure that this is really a crime, after all, our government writes checks everyday that we can't afford to cover don't they???


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 1:32 a.m.

Will she be able to write a check to, Pay to the order or: Washtenaw County Jail

The Black Stallion3

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:48 p.m.

You mean you are supposed to have money in your account before you write a check? Would someone please explain this concept to my wife? Please.

Wolf's Bane

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:15 p.m.

Seems like a shame.


Wed, Jan 18, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

huh? that this happened to the accused or the stores currently out of the money and merchandise?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 11:07 p.m.

I don't understand how anyone could write a bad check and think they would not get caught? Free rent?? Somebody is paying!


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:43 p.m.

at least she will get free rent for awhile

Berda Green

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:33 p.m.



Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 8:43 p.m.

It could have been worse for Jayme Shaffer, I guess. At least she didn't steal bags of cold ice.