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Online Customer Service Rep From Englewood Charged With Cashing Bum Checks

Sheena Ford
Sheena Ford Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- An online customer service representative from Englewood was caught cashing $8,000 worth of bogus checks -- and now detectives are now trying to determine whether the fraud goes any deeper, authorities said.

Sheena Ford, 32, posted $15,000 bail soon after her arrest on bank-fraud related charges and was released pending a March 24 court appearance.

Bank representatives contacted authorities after Ford "deposited three fraudulently produced checks into her Wells Fargo checking and savings accounts in December 2015," acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said.

"Once the checks were deposited, [Ford] withdrew the monies, which were in excess of $8,000," he said.

The checks were written from an American Express Bluebird checking account that required Ford to obtain an authorization code and note it on the front of each check, the prosecutor said.

The numbers she wrote "were not vald," he said.

Grewal's White Collar Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation.

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