Updated:MONROEVILLE, Pa.,None —
Four men from Atlanta accused of running an elaborate check-cashing scheme were arrested in Monroeville on Thursday, police said.
According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, the men are accused of recruiting people to cash 18 counterfeit checks worth $42,000.
An employee at PNC Bank’s Monroeville branch became suspicious last Saturday and rejected one of the checks, police said. The employee also wrote down a Georgia license plate number as the suspect drove away.
According to police, the men offered homeless people or prostitutes 10 percent of the proceeds to cash the checks from businesses along the East Coast.
Authorities said they arrested the suspects at two hotels in Monroeville. They’re being held without bail on a long list of charges.