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Arkansas Check Scam

August 21, 2005- Posted at 12:30 p.m. CDT

Arkansas- A state auditor says the total dollar amount of fake Arkansas government checks illegally counterfeited in an international scam has reached $72,000 dollars.

The checks may have originated from Latvia, Turkey, or Russia.

State Attorney General Mike Beebe stressed that no Arkansas tax dollars have gone to pay off the check cashers and that instead businesses or banks that cash the counterfeit checks will lose money.

The case is under investigation by the FBI.

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