3 arrested in check fraud scheme, GJPD says; reached as far as Denver

Photo: Michael Sexton, 35; Amanda Giron, 28 // Grand Junction Police Department


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Three people in Grand Junction were arrested on charges stemming from a check fraud scheme.

The Grand Junction Police Department said Michael Sexton, 35; David Faught, 31; and Amanda Giron, 28, all face charges.

Police said a bank employee alerted them to the fraudulent check activity, but didn't specify which bank.

The suspect reportedly opened or tried to open checks written on the same accounts, with similar features, such as a note in the memo line of the check, according to police.

On Thursday, police said bank employees called authorities after a man tried to open an account using one of the fraudulent checks. Again, they didn't specify which bank.

Officers said they arrived and arrested Sexton and Faught, who also had warrants out for their arrests.

According to authorities, Sexton told police he was selling Faught a car for $2,000. Sexton was allegedly going to cash the check Faught wrote for $2,800, and give $800 back to Faught.

Sexton told police he knew the name on the check was not Faught's, according to authorities.

Police said Sexton knew Faught and Amanda Giron were writing bad checks and opening bank accounts across the Western Slope, possibly as far as Denver.

Officers requested a search warrant for Faught in the 200 block of Beacon Court, near B 1/2 Road.

Police said they also found blank checks, matching those used in fraudulent activity around town, in Giron's home.

All three are charged with forgery, fraud and theft charges, all felonies, police said. A booking photo for Faught was not immediately available.


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