- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - One of four Georgia men accused in a scheme in Sioux Falls that involved recruiting homeless people to cash fraudulent checks has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bank fraud.

The Argus Leader reports (https://argusne.ws/1oMrdac ) Ryan Vincent Hill faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine.

Authorities allege that Hill and three others in the fall of 2013 recruited homeless men and women to cash fraudulent checks in return for a small fee and a fresh pair of clothes.

The group allegedly stole checks from mailboxes of local businesses and sent them to a co-conspirator in Atlanta who used banking information from the checks to create fake payroll checks that the homeless people cashed.

The three other suspects are expected to plead guilty next week.

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Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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