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Stolen Cars Recovered after Check Forgery Ring Busted in Jackson

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RAYMOND, MS -

After Jackson authorities trace the trail left by forged checks man in jail and it is not the first time he's been accused of the exact same crime.

A bust, led by Jackson Police on Tuesday night, resulted in charges for one person: 25-year-old Anthony Brown.

Investigators say he tried to cash a forged check at a Bank Plus on Terry Road. He also confessed to breaking-in to a business, CHS Auto Sale, off Highway 80 in Raymond.

"Yesterday morning I came to work ... my trailer was broken into. Everything was stolen out of it - my computer, TV, safe. [they] just ransacked the place," Victor Dorman, owner of CHS Auto Sales, said.

While police have arrest only one person, Dorman said it is clear this case involves multiple suspects. It probably took two or three people to lift his 700 pound safe.

"My neighbor next door, this happened to him about four weeks ago. Barry, right next door," Dorman said.

Barry Cooper, owner of Victory Motor Company, said it's true.

"When he tried to go through the bank they just called me and asked me did I write the check. I said 'No ma'am. That's a stolen check'," Cooper said.

He kept a copy of the forged check. It was made out to Anthony Brown.

"It's a lot better than my handwriting," Cooper said.

"On May the 18th they stole all my office equipment. All of my tools, my checkbook, and then they waited about a week and then they fanned out all over the city trying to cash checks," Cooper said.

But Cooper avoided the most expensive theft - the worst falling on Dorman with two cars taken from CHS Auto Sales.

They were recovered in Hazlehurst, Dorman said. He is going to have to pay the cost for the wrecker and the tow home.

Even more keys of his keys were stolen revealing the possibility the burglars planned to come back.

Both Cooper and Dorman said they believe they were scoped-out by a former employee.

At least one other warrant has been put out for a second suspect, the burglary victims said.

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