BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. -- The Bryan County District Attorney’s Office has completed its two-month bogus check amnesty program with what they are calling great results.
Authorities say they have paid back close to $70,000 in restitutions to bogus check victims. That includes several businesses in the Durant area.
Authorities say they were surprised by the number of people that had problems with their checks. In fact, they add some of those they caught were not even on their radar.
Five people in all were arrested in the two month period, but authorities are still looking for one. Jeremy Cochran defrauded several businesses in Durant and has warrants out for his arrest in several states.
"Our goal is to not fill the county jails or court rooms; it’s to make some financial wrongs right again," Bryan County District Attorney investigator David Cathey says.
Authorities say the program went so well this time that another amnesty program could come in the near future.