- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Albany County prosecutors say a 25-year-old man allegedly involved in a check fraud scheme has left the country.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (https://bit.ly/1PTtZlZ ) Murtada Salman Al-Aradi, a recent University of Wyoming graduate, pleaded guilty in June in exchange for the state’s agreement to recommend probation at sentencing.

Prosecuting attorney Kurt Britzius says Al-Aradi didn’t appear at his sentencing Tuesday because he left the country.

Al-Aradi allegedly deposited a Wells Fargo check in his name for $3,500 into his account at the Laramie branch of U.S. Bank and made several withdrawals when the funds became available. The check was later returned and found to be linked to a closed Wells Fargo account in Al-Aradi’s name.

Al-Aradi reportedly invoked his Miranda rights after police asked about the U.S. Bank account.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com

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