UPDATE: 3 arrested, 9 still wanted for Monroe check scam

(L-R): Smith, Walker, Bell | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Three men are behind bars and nine others are still being sought in connection with a check scam.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 4:54 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2019 11:37 AM

Editor's Note: More arrests have been made in this case. Another article has been published. See the update below.

UPDATE: Five suspects now face forgery charges in Monroe County

Original post below

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Deputies have arrested three men in connection with a check scam in Monroe County.

Jacoby Bell, Clinton Smith, Jr. and Curtonio Walker are all charged with forgery.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said the men are connected to a dozen fraudulent checks thought to have been worth approximately $90,000.

RELATED: 12 fraudulent checks discovered in Monroe County 

The checks were found at a package store in Aberdeen.

Cantrell said nine other suspects are still being sought in the case.

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