UPDATE: Eight now arrested for Monroe check scam

(L-R): Miriam Roby, Shadrick Ware | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Department

Eight people now face charges in relation to a Monroe County check scam.

Posted: Feb 15, 2019 4:27 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Eight people now face charges in relation to a Monroe County check scam.

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrests of:

- Shadrick Ware, 23, of Aberdeen

- Miriam Roby, 23, of Columbus

Like the other suspects, both are charged with forgery.

RELATED: Arrests made for check scam 

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said someone created authentic-looking rapid refund checks and gave them to different people.

These checks totaled approximately $90,000.

In return for cashing the checks, the people were promised a $500 payment.

More arrests are expected.

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