Five Buffalo women involved in forged check scam

WARSAW, N.Y. (WKBW) - New York State Police have arrested five Buffalo women connected to a forged and fraudulent check scheme in Warsaw. 

Police say their actions and participation resulted in the theft of over $22,000. 

An investigation into the matter was launched last February when police received a complaint from the Institution Steward at Attica Correctional Facility, as well as the Five Star Bank in Attica relating to a large number of forged checks.

The suspects were issuing the forged checks on the Inmate Spendable Account and depositing them into a number of bank accounts, according to the report.

Cash was then being withdrawn by the Buffalo residents. 

Charges for the five women are as follows: 

  • Brionna D. Drewitt, 20 of Buffalo, NY was arrested for Scheme to Defraud 1st, (class E felony), Conspiracy 5th, (class A misdemeanor), and two accounts of Grand Larceny 4th (class E Felony)

 

  • Searra T. Mallory, 19, of Buffalo, NY was arrested for Scheme to Defraud 1st, (class E felony), Conspiracy 5th, (class A misdemeanor), Grand Larceny 3rd (class D Felony) and Grand Larceny 4th (class E Felony)

 

  • Phillesha L. Jackson, 23, of Buffalo, NY was arrested for Scheme to Defraud 1st, (class E felony), Conspiracy 5th, (class A misdemeanor), Grand Larceny 3rd (class D Felony) and Attempted Petit Larceny (class A Misdemeanor

 

  • Jonysha M. Richardson, 22, of Buffalo, NY was arrested for Scheme to Defraud 1st, (class E felony), Conspiracy 5th, (class A misdemeanor), Grand Larceny 3rd (class D Felony), Attempted Petit Larceny (class A Misdemeanor) and Attempted Identity Theft 1st (class E Felony)

 

  • Treshanique T. Moore, 21, of Buffalo NY was charged with Hindering Prosecution 3rd (class D Felony)

 

 

 


All five surrendered themselves to State Police in Warsaw. They were arraigned in Wyoming County Court and will re-appear on January 11. 

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