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UPDATE: Police Make Arrests in Fraudulent Check Scheme

Date: December 9, 2019
Incident Type: Fraud/Arrests
Location: Zone 3
Summary:

UPDATE: A fifth warrant suspect wanted in connection with this incident turned himself in at Allegheny County Jail on December 9. Marquis Fussell, 21, of Wilmerding is charged with Forgery, Access Device Fraud, Theft by Deception, and Receiving Stolen Property.

The investigation continues.

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives and their regional partners have arrested four people on outstanding warrants in connection with a fraudulent check-cashing scheme.

The victim, Propel Schools Foundation, filed a police report with Zone 3 officers on November 12 after discovering that nearly two dozen fraudulent checks were cashed from its account at various financial institutions.

Police have arrested Alaysha Johnson, 19 of Pittsburgh, Nia Haley, 19, of Pittsburgh, Terry Perry, 27, of Verona, and Sasha Rucker, 25 of Wilmerding.

Each has been charged with: Forgery, Access Device Fraud, Theft by Deception, and Receiving Stolen Property.

A fifth arrest warrant is still outstanding.

The investigation continues.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2019-12-09
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov