A two-year investigation by Waterloo police, postal inspectors and the F-B-I’s led to the arrest of an eastern Iowa man in a check cashing scheme. 56-year-old Morris Dodd Junior of La Porte City was arrested Monday at the Waterloo Police Department. Dodd’s accused of opening accounts at least five Iowa banks using counterfeit checks totaling over 126-thousand dollars. Dodd then allegedly wired the money to associates in Nigeria using bank accounts in Switzerland, China and Taiwan. He faces charges of ongoing criminal conduct. Two people in Decator, Georgia were charged and pleaded guilty to fraud in the case.
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