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Dougherty County Police are investigating a check fraud scheme. They have arrest warrants for three people they say tried to cash bad checks at Albany liquor stores

23-year-olds Stephen Green and Brittney Jennings are charged with forgery and theft by deception for cashing bad checks at Jaxx Liquor store.

34-year-old Geon Floyd is also charged for cashing a bad check at Jaxx and National Liquor Store.

Police say the routing and account numbers are legit, but not for the business that's printed on the check.

"If you see these kind of checks, call us,"said Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick with Dougherty County Police. "Take every step you can to verify it. Just because it has a verification number on the check and you call it does not mean the check is verified."

Police wanted to get the word out to warn other businesses. More than $4,000 were cashed illegally. Other charges could be filed against those three suspects.

Anyone with information leading to arrests can call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or Dougherty County Police at (229) 430-6600.

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