MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office had taken several reports in early July regarding counterfeit checks. The checks in question were allegedly issued by the sheriff’s office to inmates upon their release for funds taken from when entering the jail.
Local party stores became the victims in those incidents.
Prior to July 11th, 11 counterfeit checks had been passed within Mt. Clemens, Clinton Township, Shelby Township and Troy. The checks looked almost identical to legitimate checks that would be issued to released inmates from the Macomb County Jail. The checks varied in amounts from $300 – $725 and had all been dated for July 3rd, 5th, and 7th.
The counterfeit checks were made out to person’s that had not been incarcerated in the Macomb County Jail. The person’s cashing those checks had been able to produce photo identification for the name on the check.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects and they have been charged.
Dawn Fox, 59-years-old, of Redford, Donald Coletta, 25-years-old, of Westland and Marisa Fecteau, 24-years-old, of Garden City have been charged with uttering and publishing and false pretenses, both felonies. The uttering and publishing charge carries a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. The false pretenses charges are punishable by up to five years in prison.
Dawn Fox remains in the Macomb County Jail. Her bond was set at $10,000 or 10%. She also had a prior warrant out of Detroit for traffic related issues and she is being held for that.
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