A brother and sister were arrested on Christmas for the alleged theft of checks from Shasta County Supervisor Pam Giacomini. Deputies said the pair purchased some $3,000 in merchandise in the McArthur and Fall River Mills area in the past week using the stolen checks. They also attempted to cash checks at US Bank in Burney where a bank employee was suspicious and alerted the sheriff's department. Booked into Shasta County jail were Christina Marie Shepard, also known as Christina Bencini, 35, and Warren Michael Walker, 39. Shepard was arrested at 20608 Hudson Street in Burney. Walker fled, but deputies followed his tracks in the snow to 37178 Superior Avenue where he was arrested. Deputies said some of the merchandise purchased with the stolen checks, including a large screen TV, was found at the Superior Avenue residence.