Marshals also arrested
an accomplice - 30-year-old James Moore of Middleport. He was caught in
Chattanooga, Tennessee, driving a truck from Family Ford in Marietta, paid for
with a $52,000 bad check.
In addition to Gallia, Meigs and Washington counties, the
two face charges in several West Virginia counties as well as Kentucky and
Marshals told the Associated Press that, collectively, the two men allegedly obtained more than $400,000 worth of vehicles, firearms, tools and
gasoline through the use of fraudulent checks, designed on computers and made
to look like they're from construction company accounts.
The Pomeroy Sentinel obtained a copy of a check used to steal a $9,000 all-terrain vehicle. The forgers used the logo and home address of Peoples Bank of
Marietta and displayed the account of a non-existent business, J&J
Construction of Columbus.
Hajj was originally indicted for passing large-amount bad checks in Gallia County last February. He was arrested in July, but a Gallia County
judge released him on his own recognizance.