NEW: Florida man accused of trying to cash fake $4,700 check at bank


A 37-year-old Miami-Dade County man was arrested Friday after he allegedly tried to cash a fraudulent business check at a bank in Stuart, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators say Granado Mena of Hialeah tried to cash a check in the amount of $4,700 at the Bank of America branch on Northwest Federal Highway near Kanner Highway. The check was drafted off the company name Pool Discount Center Inc.

However, a bank employee suspected that the check and Mena’s signature appeared to have been altered. He was arrested as he tried to leave.

The sheriff’s said a fraudulent check-cashing ring out of Miami-Dade and Broward counties may be targeting banks and other businesses in Martin County.



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