More Check Theft Suspects Arraigned in Federal Court

Two more suspects in a bank theft scheme made their initial appearances in court Thursday.

A federal judge in Lufkin appointed attorneys for Lisa Neely and Alicia Carter. They are accused of stealing checks from customers who banked at several institutions.

Federal investigators said they copied those checks and changed the amounts and payees' names on them. Neely, Carter, and four other people later cashed the checks, stealing $80,000 in the scam.

Three of the suspects were already in Texas jails on unrelated charges.