• Suspects wanted for stolen check scheme targeting Washington County businesses

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    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - Police said one person was arrested and two others are still wanted in connection with a fake check scheme targeting a local farm.

    According to investigators, Sarah Knapp was arrested Wednesday morning in Allegheny County. Two other people, Paul Czolba and Crystal Yocolano, are also suspected in the scheme.

    Police said the suspects allegedly stole a check from  rax Farms, created fake checks from it and stole $10,000 from local banks. Police said a similar fraud situation happened to Washington Honda too.

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    All of the suspects are accused of using their real driver's licenses to steal the money, and officers said they tracked them down using surveillance video.

    Community Bank said all of the stolen money was refunded as soon as they learned what happened.


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