Balto. Co. man faces check fraud charge

November 25, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 50-year-old Baltimore County man was arrested by federal agents yesterday and charged with check fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property.

Tyrone H. Devillasee, of the 3400 block of Vargis Circle in the Hebbville area was arrested about 12: 30 p.m. after a meeting with an undercover FBI agent in Jessup, federal authorities announced yesterday.

At the meeting, Devillasee allegedly made arrangements to withdraw $105,000 in cash from a Signet Bank account that had received two wire transfers from California totaling $165,000, according to the FBI and Lynne A. Battaglia, U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland. Devillasee allegedly opened the account Oct. 20 in the name of American Capital Group.

The FBI traced the transfers from California to the proceeds of a stolen check drawn on Personal Physician Care Inc. of Cleveland in the amount of $426,800.19.

Pub Date: 11/25/97

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