28-year-old Tatyana Allen told police she didn’t have enough money in her bank account when she met William Babcock to purchase a set of wedding rings in the parking lot of Crunch Fitness on August 30. He has advertised the rings on Facebook Marketplace, and Allen responded to the listing. She offered to pay him via CashApp, and the transaction was ‘pending’ in the parking lot when they completed the transaction. Sometime later, the transaction was returned and did not complete. Babock filed a report with the police, who contacted Allen for a formal interview. She stated she took the rings to Cash America Pawn the following day, where she received $150 for them. She told detectives she has had enough money to buy them back and return them but has spent it on other purchases instead.
A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she was taken into custody on September 19, charged with felony theft. Allen has a long history of fraud and worthless check-related arrests in the past. Tatyana Allen is the daughter of current City Council member Wanda Allen and Former City Council member and local pastor David Allen.
Tatyana Nikhole Grace Allen was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on September 19th, charged with theft. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $10,000.
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