Men Charged in Stolen Check-Cashing Scheme

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    Three men suspected in a stolen check-cashing scene across the state of Connecticut have been arrested, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

    Langston Xavier Neal, 36, of Charlotte, North Carolina; Benjii Carr -- also known as Rodrick Lawon Davis -- 39, of New Haven and North Carolina; and Brandon Key Bentley, 30, of New Haven; were arrested on Tuesday. They are accused of stealing more than $100,000 while running a scheme from July 2010 to May 2011.

    The indictment said the men somehow obtained stolen checks and altered the information on who the money would be paid to and recruiting “runners,” who would then cash the altered checks, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

    Neal, Carr and Bentley are also accused of driving the runners to several Connecticut bank branches in Branford, Bristol, East Haven, Farmington, Hamden, Meriden, New Haven, Oxford, Seymour, Waterbury and Wolcott, where they cashed the checks and receive part of proceeds.

    All three were charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud through a stolen check-cashing scheme and are detained.