published Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Local homeless targeted in Cleveland check fraud ring

Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland Police are asking for help in shutting down a forgery ring they say is targeting Chattanooga's homeless population. Investigators say they're taking advantage of people down on their luck, in order to make money.

Cleveland Police are looking for the men at the center of a check fraud ring. Over the last four weeks, they've made off with around$10,000 from Cleveland banks, by using homeless people they've recruited from shelters and soup kitchens around Chattanooga.

Cleveland Police want you to take a close look at the two men they say are the masterminds behind a forgery operation that's making them rich, and putting homeless people behind bars in their place.

Read more at WRCB.

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