'Felony Lane Gang' Recruits Florida Women To Pass Bad Checks at Banks in the Midwest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Tallahassee, Florida (AP)- June 28, 2012

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Lincoln Police say three Florida woman they arrested on suspicion of forging more than $19,000 in bad checks around town are likely part of a roaming group of thieves targeting the Midwest.

Lincoln Police Ofc. Katie Flood says the women were caught after a high-speed chase on Monday ended with a crash that sent five people to hospitals.

Erica Maria Martinez and Britney Nicole Baker, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Jennifer L. Lumpkin of Tamarac, Fla., were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday after they were released from the hospital. They each face nine counts of felony forgery.

Police believe the women were part of the "Felony Lane Gang." Thieves in the gang steal checks and IDs from cars, and then recruit women to pass bad checks at banks.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 160775795 - wctv.tv/a?a=160775795
Gray Television, Inc.