Florida theft suspects arrested after online posts

OCALA, Fla. — Six people are facing charges after police said they worked together to steal from a bank.

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The Ocala Police Department announced on Facebook they had arrested Quiana High, Monika Thagard, Kylashia Daniels, Dequarius Anderson, Shannon Montgomery, and G’Nashi Barnes, and said the six of them had worked together. Police said the individuals opened bank accounts, deposited counterfeit checks in those accounts, then withdrew the money before the bank could recognize the checks were bad.

Fraudsters Caught!

FRAUDSTERS CAUGHT! #Ocala #Police Detective Rowe arrested five individuals involved in an organized scheme that defrauded over $22K from a local bank. Quiana High, 18, Monika Thagard, 20, Kylashia Daniels, 22, Dequarius Anderson, 28, Shannon Montgomery, 24, and G’Nashi Barnes, 23, worked together to steal the money. First, they all opened bank accounts, and then multiple counterfeit checks were deposited into their accounts via mobile deposit. Next, the fraudsters withdrew the cash before the bank recognized the scam. Their scheme was quickly discovered and now they each face a felony charge: Organized Fraud – Greater than $20,000. This case is still under investigation and G’Nashi Barnes is still at large with a warrant out for her arrest.

Posted by Ocala Police Department on Monday, November 29, 2021

They were arrested after police said they saw videos of the group online flashing money, WCJB reported.