Police arrest man said to be part of counterfeit check ring


Police arrest man said to be part of counterfeit check ring

A 51-year-old Nashville man remains in custody following his arrest Tuesday, after he tried cashing a counterfeit check in Franklin.

Police suspect that Andre Zakiya could be part of a counterfeit check cashing ring.

According to a press release from Franklin Police, officers were summoned to the SunTrust Bank on Murfreesboro Road at 3 p.m. on Nov. 7, after Zakiya presented a counterfeit check made out to him for almost $1,000. An investigation is underway to identify additional suspects in what police say appears to be  a counterfeit check cashing ring.

Charged with Criminal Simulation, Zakiya remains in custody on the $2,500 bond issued by the Magistrate. He is due in court at 1 p.m. on Nov. 14.

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