Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrests

Three people from Florida’s east coast were arrested on felony charges after deputies say they found stubs from four forged checks in their car during a traffic stop Tuesday.

Jennifer Fuquene, 25, and Andrew Medina, 30, both of Miromar, were charged with grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. Jerome King, 23, of Fort Lauderdale, was charged with grand theft and driving on a suspended license.

Reports say deputies pulled King over on Immokalee Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. after seeing the Toyota he was driving fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign. Fuquene and Medina were passengers in the vehicle.

During the traffic stop deputies saw two check stubs, one drawn on All Health Development Corp. and one drawn on Legacy Homes Construction, according to reports. They also found several checks, reports said. During the investigation deputies determined that the checks formerly attached to the stubs were fraudulent and each had been cashed at the Sweet Bay supermarket at 2410 Immokalee Road in the amount of $468.23, according to reports.

King, Jerome

Fuquene, Jennifer

Medina, Andrew