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Associates of Florida Gang Arrested in Rockford

Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-06 15:16:20-05

Screen shot 2013-08-21 at 4.06.21 PMROCKFORD, Mich. — Two people with known ties to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. crime gang were arrested in Rockford Monday.

Travis Brown, 31, and 34-year-old Melissa Duncan were arrested after fleeing from police after they allegedly attempted to cash a forged stolen check at Choice One Bank, 6795 Courtland Dr.

According to a press release, both suspects have known ties to the Felony Lane Gang, which is known for stealing checks and IDs from parked cars.  Gang members often use drive-thru banks and disguises to attempt to cash the checks.

Duncan and Brown are also believed to be tied to three car break-ins in Rockford on Aug. 12.  Police also say they were in possession of checks, credit cards and identification of several other people who experienced car break-ins.  They are currently being held in the Kent County Jail while awaiting preliminary examinations on an unspecified date.  Brown was also wanted in Florida for a felony probation violation warrant.