Five Ocala residents were arrested, and a sixth person is currently at large, after more than $22,000 was defrauded from a local bank.
According to an Ocala Police Department social media posting, Ocala residents Kylashia Ikeya Daniels, Quiana High, Monika Eliane Keyola Thagard, Dequarius Anderson, Shannon Le-neir Montgomery, Jr., and G’Nashi Barnes allegedly worked together to steal money from a local bank.
They allegedly opened bank accounts and deposited multiple counterfeit checks into their accounts via mobile deposit.
The cash was then withdrawn prior to the bank recognizing the counterfeit checks. Following these withdrawals, a video was recorded that showed stacks of cash being waved in front of the camera.
Once the scheme was discovered, Daniels, High, Thagard, Anderson, and Montgomery were arrested and transported to Marion County Jail. They are each facing a felony charge for organized fraud greater than $20,000.
Barnes is currently at large and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
According to OPD, the case is still under investigation.