January 26, 2010 --Twenty people are facing charges in connection with two forgery schemes in several collar counties. The schemes allegedly involved the making of computer generated counterfeit payroll checks. They were cashed at several businesses throughout Boone, Kane, McHenry and Winnebago counties.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation of the schemes that brought in $2 million.
The alleged ringleader apparently used area casinos to launder the money.