- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say seven people have been arrested in a fraudulent check cashing scheme that was based at Montgomery Wal-Mart.

Officials said in a release Friday that three of the suspects were tellers at the store’s money center and cashed stolen or fraudulent United States Treasury checks for the other four suspects.

Prosecutors say the group split the money and the suspects stole roughly $290,000 in the scheme.

Officials say the suspects have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft of government property. Two of the seven suspects have also been charged with aggravated identity theft and could face additional prison time.

Authorities say the suspects were arrested between Oct. 15 and Nov. 4.


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