FORT MYERS, Fla.- Yet another suspect has been arrested in the Lee County School District check-cashing fraud scheme.
A 20-year-old Fort Myers man is the latest to be arrested. Jontavius Person was taken into custody on Wednesday and is facing charges of theft and passing a counterfeit check after allegedly cashing a counterfeit Lee County School District payroll check at a local Walmart.
Andra Joyner, 23, Hendry Epps, 25, Shanice Anderson, 18, Tabish Bellot, 24, Diana Thar, 46, Roshonda Franklin, 20, Ebony Powell, 23, and Tina Groff, 27, are additionally accused of uttering the counterfeit checks.
The investigation began in April when it was revealed that several subjects uttered counterfeit checks at various businesses in Lee County using the school district's payroll bank account number.
After obtaining certified copies of the counterfeit checks, it was determined that the checks were similar to the School District's authentic checks, although the names on the counterfeit checks were not names of Lee County School District employees.
As in the previous arrests, the suspects were identified through video surveillance and used their real identities on the counterfeit checks.