Bad Check Racketeering Gets Man 15 Years In Prison

May 31, 2014

Irving Brown was sentenced Friday by Circuit Judge Linda Nobles to 15 years state prison for conspiring to conduct or participate in an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering  activity and grand Theft. Brown was convicted by an Escambia County jury on May 8.

In 2012, an investigation began after an individual was arrested for failing to pay for a taxi cab fare. It was later determined she had been in Marion, Broward, Orange, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties involved in a ring of individuals who had burglarized vehicles, stolen people’s identities and checks, and writeenfraudulent checks within Escambia and other counties.

The investigation implicated Brown as the person who broke into the vehicles and provided identifications and stolen checks for other conspirators to cash.

Additionally, the investigation revealed the group traveled on multiple occasions from  Fort Lauderdale  to Escambia County for the purposes of passing stolen checks that Brown and his co-conspirators provided.

Brown would then get the females in their group to utter forged checks at various banking institutions throughout  Florida and several other states. The checks that were issued were written for various amounts and the cash was then turned over to Brown and his associates.


3 Responses to “Bad Check Racketeering Gets Man 15 Years In Prison”

  1. Richard on May 31st, 2014 5:54 pm

    You can only do this if your the federal government !!! Shame on you for not becoming a politician first !!!

  2. mick on May 31st, 2014 11:54 am

    He needs to serve every single day of this sentence

  3. melodies4us on May 31st, 2014 8:47 am

    Crazy. If only he would have put this much thought into a useful project!

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