D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - D'Iberville police are working to identify one man and two women they believe are involved in a fraudulent check cashing scheme. Police Chief Wayne Payne said authorities already have one man in custody that traveled with the group from Knoxville, TN, to execute the scam.
Payne said officers arrested Henry Patrick Quirn, 42, after a teller at the Trustmark Bank on Sangani Boulevard became suspicious when Quirn tried to cash a fake check for more than $900 on Friday. Officials said Quirn is charged with organized theft.
Payne said further investigation revealed that Quirn had been given checks to cash by the three unidentified suspects. Authorities describe the man as black with a bald head and multiple tattoos on his hands.
Payne said the women they are looking for go by the names Keisha and Nicole. Keisha is described as a black woman standing 6'2" and weighing 200 pounds with dreadlock style hair. Nicole is described as a black woman standing 5'6" with long, straight black hair.
Payne said the group is traveling in a silver Volkswagen sedan with Tennessee license plates. Lt. Terry Hines said the group traveled from Tennessee to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to cash the fake checks.
Hines said Quirn is being held at the Harrison County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
If you have any information regarding this incident or the suspects, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898 or the D'Iberville Police Department at 228-396-4252.