RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON WOMAN FOR USING COUNTERFEIT PERSONAL CHECKS AT KROGER STORES IN FRANKLIN AND DELAWARE COUNTY
Posted on 4/20/2017
Defendant: Anita Marie Martin
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This woman went to over a dozen different Kroger stores and used counterfeit personal checks to make approximately $3,000 in purchases.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a RICO indictment against Anita Marie Martin, age 46. The twenty-three count indictment includes charges of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity and Forgery. There were approximately a dozen different names/addresses on the counterfeit checks. O’Brien said, “The checks said they were from various local banks, however the routing and account numbers on the counterfeit checks did not coincide with the actual numbers utilized by those specific banks.” The counterfeit checks were all created using a starburst style blue paper and the majority of the counterfeit checks have been tied together by the same Kroger loyalty card used in the transactions, connecting back to Anita Martin. “Martin was on Federal parole at the time of these offenses, which occurred between January 8th to November 17th of 2016,” O’Brien further stated. O’Brien commended the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission for their thorough and continued investigation of this case.