FDLE arrests Orlando man on check fraud

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Jonathan W. Morris, 51, of 5148 Park Central, Orlando, Florida on 16 counts of forgery of bank bills, 16 counts of possession of forged notes, bills or checks, 16 counts of uttering a forged check, 3 counts of theft and 13 counts of grand theft. 
FDLE began its investigation in January after being contacted by the Cicero, Illinois Police Department after an Illinois victim reported to police that someone claiming to be him wrote a fraudulent check and deposited it.  The local police department discovered the fraudulent check was deposited into a Florida bank account. 
FDLE agents say Morris wrote nearly $30 thousand dollars in fraudulent checks and deposited them into two Florida bank accounts in November and December of last year. 
Morris was arrested at his home yesterday without incident and booked into the Orange County Jail.  He will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary, Jeremy Burns or Angela Starke
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001
(850) 294-6538, weekend