Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cookeville Police Make Arrests In Forgery Case

Cookeville police have arrested six individuals -- most of them from Georgia -- in a counterfeit check cashing scheme. Authorities say the suspects had created a series of checks that appeared to be from a local business, but officials of that company had no knowledge of the checks or of the six men arrested. Police say the men were caught when employees at the Bank of Putnam County became suspicious. The men had apparently cashed some checks at that bank on Friday, but were arrested when they returned to try it again on Monday.