Fake travelers check crime spree ends in 10-year prison sentence

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – A woman convicted of cashing hundreds of fake travelers checks throughout the east coast, including at several Target stores in Lee and Collier counties, received a 10 year prison sentence in Lee County District Court on Tuesday.

Lequana Lorraine Dixon, 26, who was convicted of 115 counts of fraud, will also serve five years probation once released from prison.

Dixon’s spending spree began in Dec. 2013 after cashing a fake check in New York City, authorities said. She then used fake travelers checks from American Express to buy thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including gift cards and electronics. She often used multiple checks with the same serial number, investigators said.

Dixon, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was caught after Target managers contacted deputies, and her driver’s license was used in one of the purchases.

Dixon previously served prison time in Utah for the same crime.

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