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Police arrest five in Juneau check scam

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2008

JUNEAU - Police arrested five people since November on charges of forgery and burglary in connection to a theft of 45 payroll checks at a downtown business.

With one person still wanted, the most recent arrest came Monday when Mark Nash was arrested on a charge of forgery.

Previous arrests include Cindy Hotch on charges of theft and forgery; Heather Schimanski on charges of burglary, theft and forgery; Nicole Richert on a charge of aiding and abetting burglary; and Vonnie Williams on 14 counts of theft.

Police allege Schimanski stole the checks in November after Richert gave her the keys to a former employer's building. The business was not named.

Williams allegedly directed all but Richert to forge and cash a total of $18,257.60, according to the Juneau Police Department.

Police said Joycelyn White remains wanted on a charge of forgery.



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