Arrest made in fraudulent check cashing ring

Arrest made in fraudulent check cashing ring
Kobie Ojeda Chaney of Ellenwood, Ga. was arrested on suspicion of second-degree forgery, theft $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000, continuing criminal enterprise and criminal possession of a forgery device after the investigation by Jonesboro police.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Georgia man is in trouble with the law after police say he was involved in a fraudulent check cashing ring last year, authorities said.

Kobie Ojeda Chaney of Ellenwood, Ga., was arrested on suspicion of second-degree forgery, theft $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000, continuing criminal enterprise and criminal possession of a forgery device after the investigation by Jonesboro police.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Chaney approached someone and took the person to Walmart in Sept. 2018 where work-related clothing was bought for the person.

Police say Chaney dropped the person and another man involved in the ring at a local park.

“He is working in concert with a fraudulent check cashing ring and when they arrived in town on the morning of 9-10-18, Kobie Chaney rented the hotel room in his name,” police said in the affidavit.

Police also allege Chaney could be seen in a video, during the arrests of two other people, removing items from the hotel room where they were staying before leaving the area.

A $75,000 bond was set for Chaney, who will appear in circuit court Jan. 31.

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