12 fraudulent checks discovered in Monroe County

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said investigators recovered a dozen checks worth approximately $90,000.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 7:44 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2019 9:11 AM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible scam after fraudulent checks were cashed in Aberdeen.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said investigators recovered a dozen checks worth approximately $90,000.

According to the sheriff, the checks were discovered at Jesse’s Package Store and were believed to have been rapid refund checks.

"You can make a phone call to give them an ID number,” Cantrell said. “The whole 10 yards; it's really convincing. I can really see how somebody would do it.”

Deputies were able to arrest a suspect on Tuesday at the store when the person was coming to pick up some of the money.

The suspect's identity and possible charges have not been shared at this time.

Cantrell said more arrests are likely on the way.

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