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Florida woman arrested in Butte after cashing stolen check and high speed chase

Posted: 12:32 PM, Nov 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-15 15:07:28-05
Emma Mcilwain

BUTTE — Police in Butte arrested a Florida woman Wednesday accused of cashing stolen checks in town and leading police on a high speed chase.

Emma Mcilwain is accused of cashing a $4,000 check at the Harrison Avenue Wells Fargo bank branch, and then trying again at the Uptown branch before police were called.

She took off in a black SUV, before parking in the rear of the Butte Plaza Mall, where she was arrested inside. Police suspect she may have cashed stolen checks in Bozeman and other places.

Mcilwain is in jail, and more charges may be coming.