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Check cashing forgery scam discovered
Warrants issued for 27 suspects
SCAM Alert

The Evans County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division (CID) worked in coordination with Claxton Police Department, Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office, and Port Wentworth Police Department to solve a string of forged checks being cashed at multiple businesses in Evans, Tattnall, and Chatham Counties. 

The investigation revealed that forged checks began to surface in the middle of July and continued through August 2022. Those checks resulted in over $67,000 worth of fraudulent funds obtained in the above-named jurisdiction. Evans County CID identified 27 offenders in the Evans County investigation alone. Warrants have been issued for all 27 offenders. Of the 27, 20 remain at large (as of October 10, 2022) and are listed as follows:

Jalen Jamal Byrd, 23, of Glennville

Yanna Lisa Mosley, 27, of Reidsville

Remy Charles McCall, 23, of Reidsville

Nicholas Johnta Mathis, 30, of Claxton

Erica Nicole Anthony, 36, of Claxton

Kiandra Ahijhanai Geiger, 26, of Claxton

Aiken Bennet, 37, of Claxton

Jiviarus Lewis Hunt, 22, of Claxton

Khalil Shaheem Faron Brewton, 27, of Claxton

Laderan Quatez Williams, 26, of Claxton

Shatasha Kiana Williams, 28, of Claxton

T’Challa Sinquay Bellamy, 32, of Claxton

Tykeim Deshawn Hines, 21, of Claxton

Louis Benjamin Robinson, 23, of Hagan

Antoinnette Leshay McNair, 29

Ricky Darrell Johnson, 35, of Metter

Malik Akeem Newsam, 29, of Metter

Philip Lamar Mills, 41, of Allenhurst

Financial crimes span over State and Federal jurisdictions. These investigations require man-power and resources not always available to smaller communities which makes these crimes difficult to investigate and prosecute. Sheriff Mac Edwards has made the investigation and prosecution into these kinds of crimes a priority and thanks to the citizens of Evans County for their help in bringing these criminal to justice.