CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Police Department announced on Friday another arrest in an alleged check fraud ring.
Officers arrested 21-year-old Shammon Richard on Thursday. Richard faces charges of money laundering, telecommunications fraud, theft, forgery and failure to comply.
The ring allegedly stole over $1 million through money laundering, forgery, telecommunications fraud and theft from Fifth Third Bank.
Richard was indicted in June , along with DeShay Melton, 25, and Karen B. Smith, 27. Officers arrested Melton and smith previously. The suspected leader of the ring, 26-year-old Vernon Johnson, was also arrested .
According to the indictment documents, the defendants allegedly defrauded Fifth Third Bank of more than $1 million and defrauded Jack Casino out of thousands of dollars.