COLUMBIA - Two Easley and one Six Mile resident have been
indicted by a federal grand jury with conspiracy in connection
with a check fraud scheme.
Russell Day, 42, and Allison Johnson, 37, both of an undisclosed
address in Easley, and Stephen Herlong, 36, of an undisclosed
address in Six Mile, face a charge of conspiracy to make and pass
counterfeit checks, according to a release by U.S. Attorney
A federal grand jury in Greenville returned the one-count
indictment Tuesday, according to the release.
The trio is among seven Upstate people named in the
indictment. It alleges that between August 2006 and February
2007, the group passed fake payroll checks at various businesses
throughout the Upstate.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and will
be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Walter Wilkins in
If convicted, each of the accused faces up to five years in
prison and a fine up to $250,000, the release said.
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