STILLWATER — An arrest warrant has been issued for a woman who is accused of failing to build a pond and clear some brush for a Stillwater man — who allegedly paid her $9,615 up front, with the remainder due on completion of a $19,230 contract.

The defendant, Anna Mae Warren, 28, has not been apprehended, Payne County Sheriff Noel Bagwell said Monday. She is being sought on a felony charge of obtaining money by false pretense on May 11.

Work on the project was to begin on May 14, but the Warrens moved in June from their Stillwater residence — with no forwarding address — and have not started nor completed any of the agreed-upon work, Sheriff’s Investigator Billy Bartram wrote in an affidavit.

In November, customer Richard Downing and his wife, Shelly, were separately shown a photo-line up and both identified Warren as the person with whom they signed a contract and paid the money, the affidavit said.

Richard Downing gave Warren a check made payable to Warren Construction for $9,615, which Warren attempted to cash at a drive-up window at BancFirst, 505 E. Hall of Fame Avenue, but she was unsuccessful because Warren Construction did not have an account with BancFirst, the affidavit said.

Warren then went back to Downing and had him issue her a second check, which he wrote to Anna Warren in the amount of $9,615 — that Warren then successfully cashed with the same teller at the same drive-up window, the affidavit alleged.

Warren could receive as much as a 10-year prison term and a $5,000 fine if convicted of obtaining money by false pretense, according to the charge filed by Payne County First Assistant District Attorney Tom Lee last week.