Missouri Brothers get Prison in Nebraska Case
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The second of two Missouri brothers has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to pass bogus payroll checks.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 44-year-old Clifford Cook was sentenced on Monday to 8-to-12 years for unlawful circulation of a financial transaction device. Cook had pleaded no contest.
Last month, his brother, 43-year-old Thomas Cook, got 10-to-15 years. Both men are from Hannibal, Mo. The two had been arrested in May in a Lincoln hotel room. Officers found 48 bogus payroll checks in the room, too.
Authorities say the brothers would go into small-town grocery and convenience stores late in the day to cash the fake checks.