Police in Utah County have teamed up with the feds to hunt an Atlanta street gang suspected of using local homeless people to cash fraudulent checks.
Provo Sgt. Matt Siufanua said Wednesday that the gang members steal business checks "any way they can," including out of the mail. The gang members then recruit people from homeless shelters to cash those checks.
The suspected organizers of the crime have been working along the Wasatch Front, Siufanua said, and have illegally cashed multiple checks in amounts from $2,500 to $5,000.