Two men were placed on probation after they admitted participation in a check fraud ring that defrauded HR Business Solutions of tens of thousands of dollars.
Tristian Rolle, 33, and Trevado Taylor, 32, pleaded guilty to possession of a forged check, uttering a forged check and fraud by false pretenses, when they appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday.
Rolle defrauded the business out of $3,500 on September 14, 2018 and Taylor fraudulently obtained $1,200 on August 4, 2018.
Forbes ordered the men to repay the money by August 30 and placed them on probation for 12 months.
If they don’t comply with either condition, they will spend six months in prison.
Forbes decried the proliferation of white-collar crimes and told the men that they would feel the full weight of the law if they reoffended.
Six members of the ring, who defrauded the business out of $19,600, received the same punishment last week.
Carlos Valdez, 38; Arnell Armbrister, 24; Kendrea Smith, 27; Anavia Thompson, 22; Giselle Capernarus, 30; and Chiquia Rolle, 26, carried out the check fraud scheme between August 2018 and September 2018.
They will be eligible for an absolute discharge on June 17, 2021, if they have met the conditions imposed by the court.