FORT MYERS, Fla.- Marcus Hood is the latest to be added to an investigation regarding Lee County School District check fraud. Fort Myers Police arrested the 24-year-old on Sunday. At least 14 have already been arrested for the same crime.
The suspect faces charges of theft and passing a counterfeit check after allegedly cashing a counterfeit Lee County School District payroll check at a local Walmart.
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.