Two More Locals Arrested for Passing Fake Checks

Two more people were arrested today for the passing of fraudulent checks in the Burlington area.

The Burlington Police Department has been investigating this crime for the past two months, arresting six individuals.

The latest arrests made today were of 20-year-old Kendall Buckley of Burlington and 31-year-old Brian Bruce of West Burlington. They have been charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct and are being held in the Des Moines County Jail on $25,000 bond pending a court appearance.

The fraudulent payroll checks these individuals are passing around are allegedly from businesses such as UPS, Target, Wal-Mart and Applebees. These checks were not issued by the respective companies and were passed at multiple locations in Burlington, Mt. Pleasant, and the Quad Cities area.

So far, detectives have determined that in excess of $7,500.00 has been obtained by the suspects in the Burlington area alone.

More arrests are expected.

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