Two arrests made in check fraud case
Police say criminals are trying to cash forged checks with the County attorney's signature. Some for thousands of dollars. Officers arrested Gregory Heckard and Juanita Flanagan for second degree forgery after reportedly cashing checks for about $5,000 each.
The County Attorney's office discovered 15 were stolen from a company they contract with called “Diversion Services”.
“Once they've collected that money from time to time they prepare some checks with my signature, that go out to stores and retailers that have money due to them,” County Attorney Joe Kelly said.
The County Attorney's office has closed the account the checks were written from. Joe Kelly says the bank will cover all the lost money. That means your taxpayer money was not affected. Police say more arrests and charges are possible.