PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) – Pearl River County deputies are asking the general public for any facts about a collection of people from Gulfport and Biloxi who’s associated with diverse thefts and schemes. The individuals are Courtney Goff, 23, of Biloxi; John Holquist, forty-three of Gulfport; Darius Lofton, 26, Biloxi; and Erick McCray, 28 of Gulfport.
Deputies say they acquired a report from a tractor enterprise in Picayune on February 12 approximately a counterfeit cashiers take a look at. The enterprise informed deputies they offered a tractor to a few people. The humans reportedly used a cashier’s test for $24,700. A couple of days later, the enterprise observed the check became fake. Deputies say an investigation led them to the Gulf Coast. According to officials, suspects that passed the check had been citizens of Biloxi and Gulfport. For the beyond three weeks, officers were investigating and recognized the people previously stated.
Authorities commenced arresting the suspects in mid-February, ending with the last one being taken into custody this week. All 4 are charged with felony conspiracy to commit pretense and prison false pretense. Goff, Holquist, and Lofton have all bonded out. McCray is in custody at the Pearl River County Jail. He’s being hung on a $20,000 bond. Deputies say the group is related to different schemes and thefts in Ocean Springs and Mobile. The government considers they have stolen or falsely received: a couple of brand-new application automobiles, one farm tractor, and several ATVs. None of these items are within the sheriff’s workplace’s ownership, and the branch isn’t certain how long they’ve been doing these illegal activities. The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office is assembly with the Secret Service to assess their interest in prosecuting the case on a federal degree due to the dollar quantity of the thefts and the multi-jurisdictional nature of the case. Deputies say different human beings can be worried and extra arrests may be made. Anyone with facts regarding this situation is advised to touch the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office at 601-798-5528 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.