Man Pleads Guilty in Illegal Check Cashing Ring - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Man Pleads Guilty in Illegal Check Cashing Ring

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One of the five men arrested earlier this year for allegedly being involved in a check cashing ring was in court to change his plea. 23-year-old Justin Phillips pled guilty Thursday to five felony counts of forgery by accountability.

Phillips, along with four others, were arrested in January. Police say four of the men bought a transient food and clothing, and then had that transient cash checks illegally. The suspects were caught after a local bank was suspicious about a check and called police. Court documents state the group cashed more than $24,000 worth of checks.

Phillips' sentencing hearing is set for June 23rd.

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