Woman charged with stealing from Reagan Tokes fund indicted


COLUMBUS -- The woman accused of stealing money from a fund named after murdered Ohio State student Reagan Tokes faced a judge again Friday.

Marsha Ellen Frazier says she was "tricked" into cashing a bogus check by someone she knew. That check ended up removing $700 from the Reagan Tokes Memorial Fund - a scholarship fund set up by Lisa and Toby Tokes in honor of their daughter Reagan who was murdered in February.

Marsha Ellen Frazier made a brief appearance in a Franklin County courtroom after being indicted on charges of forgery and possessing a criminal tool.

The case moves up from a lower court. Her attorney entered a not guilty plea – despite Frazier admitted a couple of weeks ago to her involvement.

"I am sorry. I'm just completely sorry from the bottom of my heart. It's just all overwhelming," Frazier said fighting back tears during a recent news conference at her attorney's office.

Marsha Frazier apologized to the Tokes family during a news conference at her attorney's office.

Marsha has said she wasn't the mastermind behind the alleged scheme but says it was an acquaintance who asked to cash what turned out to be a bogus check worth $700 at a Checksmart location in Short North in late July.

Marsha was to keep $200 – she says – the other man would get $500. Her attorney says Marsha would has disabilities and can't read or write. Marsha didn't want to answer questions after today's court hearing.

Frazier was released on bond. 10 Investigates reached out to Columbus Police to learn more details about the status of the investigation but have not heard back.

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