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Two arrested in check theft syndicate

Fox 44 News TX

KILLEEN, TX (FOX 44) – UPDATE: An investigation into checks written to a Killeen area church, but which later turned out to be cashed by others after being altered, may have led to the discovery of a check theft syndicate operating in the area.

Court papers filed in support of arrest warrants in the church theft case indicated the possibility of wider spread incidents of check thefts and forgery.

A second arrest in the original case was made this month after the first suspect was arrested back in the summer. The investigation began when parishioners of the Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church on Illinois Avenue in Killeen noticed unusual markings on checks they left in a church mailbox. Several of the congregants reported thinking their church donations were stolen, with checks coming back as having the payee changed.


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