Five people have been arrested and one is still sought by police after opening multiple bank accounts and depositing multiple counterfeit checks.
Ocala Police Detective Rowe arrested five individuals involved in an organized scheme that defrauded over $22K from a local bank.
Quiana High, 18, Monika Thagard, 20, Kylashia Daniels, 22, Dequarius Anderson, 28, Shannon Montgomery, 24, and G’Nashi Barnes, 23, worked together to steal the money.
According to detectives, the crew first all opened bank accounts, and then multiple counterfeit checks were deposited into their accounts via mobile deposit.
According to police, the fraudsters then withdrew the cash before the bank recognized the scam.
Their scheme was quickly discovered and now they each face a felony charge: Organized Fraud – Greater than $20,000.This case is still under investigation and G’Nashi Barnes is still at large with a warrant out for her arrest.
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