Hermiston Police News: Conterfeiters Arrested

Release Date: 
05/24/2013

On the 23rd of May 2013, members of the Hermiston Police Department executed a search warrant at 1150 South Highway 395 #D49, Hermiston, as a result of a forgery investigation initiated earlier in the month (May 8th).

Briannna Marie Rocha 19 years of age of 1150 South Highway 395 #D49, Hermiston and Alexandrea Maria Rogers 22 years of age of 363 East Highland Avenue, Hermiston were both arrested and charged for their involvement in/with the production and passing of counterfeit payroll checks in the Hermiston area.

Rocha was charged with (2) counts of Forgery in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, Theft in the First Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

Rogers was charged with (2) counts of Forgery in the First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, and Theft in the First Degree before being lodged at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton.

“Several computer items were seized from the apartment yet this very much remains an active investigation as it is our belief other communities may have been impacted by this counterfeit ring.  We do know of at least three legitimate businesses that have been targeted by this group.  We would caution anyone cashing a check from Becker Construction, USA Subs & Grill, and Bealls with the names of Brianna Rocha and Alexandrea Rogers.  Additional arrests may be forthcoming.” by Chief of Police Jason Edmiston


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