A Sussex County woman was arrested Sept. 12 after police allege she forged a check.

Sgt. Robert Masten of the Milford Police Department said police were notified in late August by an area bank about a suspicious check that had been deposited.

An investigation showed the check, issued by a company in Texas, had been altered with the payee’s name being changed, Masten said.

Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Melissa A. Danley, 39, of Lincoln, and took her into custody.

She is charged with second-degree forgery and theft under false pretenses.

Danley later was released on a $4,000 unsecured bond.