Two Men Who Sold Meat Out of Van Arrested in Check Scam

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two men accused of passing bad checks from Charleston to Ashland and in between are behind bars.

Huntington police arrested Shawn Legg from Marshall County and Roger McKinney from Raleigh County Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say the pair was caught trying to pass a fraudulent check at City National Bank on 3rd Avenue.

Police say they'd done this before.

"It was determined they're suspects in other cases similar to this,” Sgt. Brian Lucas said. “We're not entirely sure of the scope of it yet."

Police say the two men would drive around and sell meat out of a van. They would later use checks they received from customers as a part of a larger check scam. Police say they believe the men also stole checks out of parked vehicles.

Investigators say they made tens of thousands of dollars from this scheme. The secret service also talked with the suspects at HPD after the suspects were apprehended.

Neither suspect wanted to share their side of the story as they were being taken to their arraignment at the Cabell County Courthouse Thursday night.

"We'll deal with it in court," Legg said.

Both men are charged with fraudulent schemes and forging and uttering.

Legg was also charged with DUI, and McKinney was charged with permitting DUI.

The bond for both men was set at $53,000.

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