20 accused in Fargo counterfeit check cashing scheme
FARGO - Five people are accused of racketeering and another 15 defendants face forgery charges in connection with a scheme prosecutors say involved printing counterfeit checks and cashing them at Fargo Walmart stores in June.
Ayla Shawntay Owens, who made her first court appearance Tuesday, and four others are charged with illegal control of an enterprise, a Class B felony racketeering charge punishable by 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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