A three-year investigation into check fraud has uncovered a criminal ring resulting in arrest warrants being issued for five suspects, police said.
In October 2017, Brighton police began an investigation into check fraud at a local bank and several months later Commerce City police began investigating a check cashing business there, according to a Brighton Police Department news release.
The two departments combined their investigations and were assisted by an investigator with the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Taxation Division. The case was recently presented to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office and five arrest warrants were issued.
Four suspects at-large and one defendant, who has been arrested, face multiple charges including: money laundering, fraud by check, theft, filing a false tax return, tax evasion, and failure to file a return or pay tax, the news release said. Most charges are felonies and the five also face charges for violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.
At large are: Noe Lozano Perez, 35; Noe Lozano Loya, 58; Linda Lozano Perez, 30; and Hector Pinela, 38; according to police. Rosa Linda Perez Delozano, 55, has been arrested.
Anyone with information on the at-large suspects whereabouts is asked to call police at 303-655-8740; or call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).
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