FLORIDA: 4 Purported ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Arrested On Forgery Charges In Alleged Counterfeit Check Scheme
Four purported “sovereign citizens” — three with Florida addresses and one with a North Carolina address — were arrested yesterday after investigators received reports of counterfeit checks being passed at local businesses, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said.
A search of a room at the Red Roof Inn on Kyngs Heath Road in Kissimmee led to the discovery of “multiple computers, printers, scanners and other materials consistent with manufacturing counterfeit checks,” the sheriff’s office said.
Arrested were Darryl Causby, 50, of Orlando; Drew Causby, 23, of Nebo, N.C.; Christopher Bull, 34, of Kissimmee; and Annette Bruce, 45, of Haines City.
The suspects had been staying at the Red Roof Inn, and a search also turned up “written materials regarding the Sovereign Citizen Movement,” the sheriff’s office said.
WFTV.com said reporter Melonie Holt called all four suspects at the jail — and that Bull called back.
From WFTV (italics added):
Bull went on to explain that he was acting as a banking institution when he attempted two bank drafts at a local Amscot. The banking institution listed on the check was the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which doesn’t do business with individual account holders. Bull said his signature on the check made it legal tender.
See WFTV.com report: