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Police: Couple got $31K by writing cold checks

Roderick Mark Jones (Source: LMDC) Roderick Mark Jones (Source: LMDC)
Christie Octavia Jones (Source: LMDC) Christie Octavia Jones (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville couple is facing theft charges after police say they got thousands of dollars by writing cold checks.

Arrest warrants say Roderick Mark Jones, 45, and Christie Octavia Jones, 52, wrote the checks and obtained the cash in a seven day period between September 25 and October 2, 2012.

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Louisville Metro Police say the Joneses would write the checks on an account they had with a credit union in Detroit and deposit them via ATM into their Louisville account at Auto Truck Federal Credit Union. After making the deposit, the Joneses would go into the credit union and withdraw cash before the checks could clear.

In total, the couple made eight fraudulent deposits and withdrawals totaling $31,660. Metro police were able to view bank surveillance video of the Joneses making the transactions.

The Joneses were arrested at their home early July 10. Each is facing a charge of theft by deception over $10,000.

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