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Attorney General Pruitt Files Charges in Cattle Sale Check Writing Scheme

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:32:22 CDT

Attorney General Pruitt Files Charges in Cattle Sale Check Writing Scheme
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Wednesday filed charges against a Custer County couple accused in a bogus check writing scheme that involved selling cattle at sale barns in 12 different counties.


Barry Lynn Heath Jr., 44, and Neva M. Heath, 50, were charged Wednesday in Custer County District Court with 11 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of engaging in a pattern of criminal offenses, all felonies, and one count of misdemeanor obtaining property by false pretenses.


According to the charges, the Heaths purchased cattle with bogus checks at auction and then attempted to sell them before the original checks cleared.


The investigation involved the Attorney General's Multicounty Grand Jury Unit and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.



   

 

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