February 7, 2017

Woman charged with cashing fraudulent check

A Fort Lauderdale woman was arrested Monday for attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Key Largo bank.

Sgt. Jason Madnick responded to Centennial Bank at the 100.2 mile marker at 3 p.m. after the bank manager called to report someone attempting to cash a fraudulent check. When he arrived, he encountered 24 year old Rose Marie Normann, who was trying to cash a check for $7,503.99. The check she was trying to cash was similar to a number of fraudulent checks cashed in the past week at Centennial Banks throughout the Keys. Those fraudulent check cases are currently under investigation by Sheriff’s detectives.

The check was written on the account of “Allied Vision Group Inc.” out of Fort Lauderdale. A call to the president of that company confirmed the check to be fraudulent.

Normann had arrived at the bank in a blue Nissan SUV, which was parked at an adjacent business with two men waiting inside. When Sgt. Madnick walked outside to make contact with those two men, they pulled out of the parking lot and began to head southbound on the highway. Deputy Ben Ellmore was on his way to the bank to provide backup and pulled the vehicle over. He identified the two occupants of the car as Armando Mejide Mir and Yoel Perez Corrales, both 24 years old from the Miami area.

In an interview with Sgt. Madnick, Normann said she’d been to the Keys prior to this, a few days before, and cashed another check at a Centennial Bank for a large amount of cash.

She was charged with uttering a forged instrument and criminal use of personal identification. More charges against her and the two men who were with her are pending further investigation.

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