Authorities on lookout for writers of bad checks

Published 1:10 pm Friday, February 8, 2013

By Kendra Bolling
The Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County District Attorney’s Worthless Check unit is warning local merchants not to take checks from a group of alleged co-conspirators purchasing building supplies around Andalusia and Luverne.

DA Walt Merrell said Thursday that his office is currently looking for Demeterie Peralta Watkins and Chante Monique McCloud of Montgomery.

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“In the last five days, we have received a flood of checks from these individuals,” Merrell said. “We have reason to believe they are working together. They are purchasing things out of the ordinary.”

Merrell said the pair has purchased large amounts of building supplies, lighting and furniture.

“It seems they are working on a building project,” he said. “These are large denomination checks. We want our merchants to know not to take any checks from them and if they have any checks from them to bring them in.”

Anyone with questions or information, may call Merrell and at Covington County DA’s office at (334) 222-2513.