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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Man Accused of Defrauding Car Dealers With Fake Checks Worth a Half-Million

A 23-year-old man from Coconut Creek is charged with executing a complex scam that entailed creating phony checks, putting them into several bank accounts, and then withdrawing as much cash as he could before the checks rejected.

Jahmauri Horace Veitch had debit cards mailed to him so he could access any fake checks he put into those accounts, according to the arrest report. The bank accounts were created starting in February using other people’s names.

According to the complaint, Veitch deposited six forged checks from three Broward vehicle dealerships in March totalling roughly $573,957.

Some of the money was taken out of the accounts through ATMs, Zelle cash transfers, and debit card transactions at the Hard Rock Casino before the fake checks were sent back to the banks, according to the investigators.

Veitch was allegedly captured on camera by the banks depositing several phony cheques into ATMs while driving a gray Hyundai.

On Wednesday morning, Veitch was taken into custody on suspicion of grand theft over $100,000 and fraud.

Veitch was arrested two years ago for purchasing apparel using a fake $100 note and then returning the items in exchange for real money, according to Broward assistant state attorney Eric Linder, who made the announcement at Veitch’s first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Linder, “He was out [of jail] at the time of this occurrence for] a felony for passing fake notes and petty theft in 2020.”

Public advocate Veitch, according to Hector Romero, was not aware of the accusations made against him.

He appeared surprised, Romero noted. He is completely ignorant of this.

Veitch was held at the Broward County Jail on Thursday due to $45,000 in bonds.

Meanwhile, Noah Marley Alcin-Ocana, 22, a suspected accomplice, was detained on September 22 for carrying a concealed firearm without a license. According to records, he was also wanted for multiple other fraud-related arrests.

Two days later, Alcin-Ocana was freed from custody after posting bail totalling $10,100.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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