Farmington Public Safety Officers Arrest Three in Check Cashing Scheme
The following arrest information was supplied by the Farmington Public Safety Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Three Detroit women faces charges after one of them attempted to cash a fraudulent payroll check at a Farmington bank on Dec. 10.
According to the report filed with Farmington Public Safety, a bank representative called police after two of the women, aged 43 and 24, left the bank after attempting to cash the check. A teller became suspicious after the older woman presented a paper identification, then retrieved an expired Michigan ID upon request. The report indicated that a supervisor contacted the Livonia company upon which the check was drawn and learned the check had not been authorized.
The women left in a vehicle, and witnesses gave police enough of a description that an officer located and stopped it, according to the report. The three women inside were taken into custody; a child also in the vehicle was picked up by her grandfather. Police also found a marijuana cigar in the vehicle's ashtray, which the 24-year-old said belonged to her, the report indicated.
While being questioned, one of the women told police that two men had offered them $1,000 to cash four or five payroll checks.