Detectives Look for Accomplice in Check Scam
They built a case against more than 30 people in North Central Florida.
And now, investigators are adding to their haul.
We first told you last week about a ring of identity thieves who produced counterfeit payroll checks and cashed them all over the state.
The ringleader is already in jail.
Investigators say at least one of his accused accomplices is still on the loose.
"She is currently wanted for a number of white collar crimes," said Lt. Steve Maynard, of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. "A host of charges -- too numerous to even list with a $700,000 bond. So, you see, this is a bond typically associated with a very dangerous felon. Well, this individual is dangerous not in a physically violent sort of way. This individual is dangerous to you and I and our credit."
Authorities are looking for Benita Beatrice Williams of Gainesville.
They say she was involved in an elaborate counterfeit check scam, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
So far, 39 warrants have been issued in this case.
More than a dozen people are in jail.
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