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Arkansas man serves time for multi-state check fraud scheme

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - An Arkansas man was sentenced for his role in a multi-state check fraud scheme that caused more than $64,000 in losses across the Midwest.

Ricky Lamb, 66, was sentenced last Friday in federal court to time served for passing a fictitious obligation. Lamb has been in custody for related charges in multiple states since August 15, 2019. Once he is released from custody on additional pending charges in multiple states, he will begin a 5-year term of supervised release. Lamb was also ordered to pay $55,653.16 in restitution to the victims.

From on or around Jan. 15, 2019, through July 15, 2019, Lamb passed 72 fictitious checks at multiple stores throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Colorado, U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr said. The fictitious checks were allegedly issued under the authority of 14 different fictitious organizations belonging to Lamb, according to Lehr.


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