Law enforcement looking for Nacogdoches 8-liner suspect over check scheme

Segile Cunningham mug shot courtesy of Harrison County Jail.
Segile Cunningham mug shot courtesy of Harrison County Jail.

By Jeff Awtrey - email

MARSHALL, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man, awaiting his day in court for his alleged role in an eight-liner bust, now faces charges in multiple schemes in several law enforcement jurisdictions.

According to Administrative Deputy Jay Webb in the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Segile Allen Cunningham, 59, used counterfeit cashiers checks for payment to sellers of vehicles. He then sells the vehicle to used car dealers, with the clear title, before the checks can clear license agencies.

Webb described the fake checks as professional-looking checks.

Webb said he is wanted by other area law enforcement agencies for the same crime.

Cunningham missed a hearing concerning his charge for keeping an illegal gambling place in Nacogdoches County, due to his being hospitalized in a Houston hospital. Webb said he did not know about the hospitalization, or about the pending charge in Nacogdoches County.

"No, I had no idea about that!" Webb said with a laugh. "I'll have to be sure to check that out."

Webb said he talked to a Nacogdoches County investigator, who said McLennan County authorities were going to serve a warrant to Cunningham in a hospital, but found out he had checked out against medical advice.

"He's just hiding out in hospitals and leaving is my understanding," Webb said.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said Cunningham is wanted in regard to passing a fake check for cash in Nacogdoches County.

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