Two caught in Alpharetta cashing fake checks

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two people were arrested May 20 after allegedly trying to cash fake checks at several local banks.

According to workers at the BB&T bank on Windward Parkway, two people – Quillan Dewann Mazeo, 28, of Decatur, and Brittnie B. Allen, 24, of Atlanta – went to the bank location on North Point Parkway earlier that day and cashed a check, receiving $350 cash.

Later the tellers realized the bank account in question had been closed. The pair then went to the Windward branch and allegedly tried the cash more checks, totaling $750 in cash. They were denied. Again, the bank accounts the pair wanted to use were closed.

Allen claimed she received her checks from an aunt while Mazeo said he was given his check from work. Allen initially gave police a false name. When they found her real ID, she had an active warrant out of East Point.

Both were arrested for deposit account fraud.