SATSUMA, Alabama Aug 31 2011– Three Atlanta residents — one of whom tried to eat a counterfeit traveler’s check — remain in the Mobile County Metro Jail on charges related to trying to cash a fake check, Satsuma Police Chief Chris McLean said today in a news release.
About 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 19, Satsuma police responded to a call at the Pilot Travel Center at U.S. 43 and Interstate 65. Officials said that a woman identified as Dimisha Carmela Dix, was attempting to cash a counterfeit Visa traveler’s check. Police detained Dix, 23, while other officers looked for the vehicle she and others were traveling in.
Police found the vehicle behind a Chevron station on U.S. 43 next door to the Pilot station. Inside were 2 others, identified as Darrell Lashon Walker, 35, and Keyonna Santrice Jackson, 30. As officers approached the vehicle, they saw Walker attempting to eat a counterfeit traveler’s check. Both occupants were taken into custody. During a search of the vehcie, police found 43 more counterfeit traveler’s checks hidden in the roof of the suspect’s vehicle.
Police learned that Walker had passed counterfeit checks at the Pilot back on earlier this month on Aug. 4 and again on Aug. 8. Investigators contacted the Secret Service. Authorities discovered that the more than $560,000 has been stolen throughout the United States since 2006, using that counterfeit Visa check account number, police said.
Walker was arrested and charged with 4 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, second-degree marijuana possession, officials said. Jackson and Dix were charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument. All 3 suspects were taken to Mobile County Metro Jail.
The 3 are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 7, according to jail records. Dix and Jackson remain jailed with bail set at $10,000, records show. Walker remains jailed with a total bail set at $13,000, records show.