GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A federal grand jury has indicted a total of eight people in a check theft scheme.

Authorities say the suspects would steal checks mailed to businesses and then set up fake companies with similar names and deposit the checks into those accounts.

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After establishing the fake companies and setting up accounts, officials said the suspects would steal the money through cash withdrawals, debit card purchases or cashier’s checks. If convicted, they each face up to 30-years in prison.